The Choice Between Medical Care or Deportation

Print

The Trump administration’s attack on immigrants has left them with a difficult choice: medical aid or deportation. As US President Donald Trump ramps up his anti-immigration rhetoric, undocumented migrants in America live in constant fear of deportation. Since Trump was inaugurated, the Department of Homeland of Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have aggressively targeted undocumented immigrants, hitting a three-year high in arrests in 2017. The Republican-controlled Congress has yet to agree upon a meaningful amendment to immigration laws, and Trump’s promise to build a border wall along the US-Mexico border has yet to materialize due to funding. With no real legislation put forth to confront the nation’s immigration crisis, Trump recently announced that he will post National Guard troops along the Mexican border. In 2011, DHS implemented a policy to protect immigrants in “sensitive locations,” which includes hospitals, schools and places of worship. These are supposedly places where no immigration enforcement activity is permitted unless there is a threat to national security or public safety. However, due to the vagueness of the list of guidelines, agents are able to easily ignore them. In this short documentary, Brave New Films examines the stories of immigrants who refrain from seeking the medical care they need out of fear of deportation. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Fair Observer’s editorial policy. Photo Credit: Photo_Grapher / Shutterstock.com

FO° Talks: Where Is Ukraine Headed Now? What Does Europe Think?

May 19, 2024

FO° Exclusive: Indian Elections — Mammoth and Unparalleled

May 08, 2024

FO° Exclusive: US Congress Gives Ukraine Sizable, if Not Timely, Aid

May 06, 2024

FO° Exclusive: Conflict in the Middle East Is Now Dangerous

May 04, 2024

FO° Talks: France in Crisis: Macron Now in Bed With Far-Right

April 27, 2024

FO° Talks: Where Is French Immigration Law Heading Now?

March 28, 2024

FO° Talks: Celebrity Culture: More than a Figment of our Imagination

March 24, 2024

FO° Talks: Starvation Now Threatens Millions of Displaced People in Sudan

March 21, 2024

FO° Talks: US Immigration Policy Has Now Reached a Complete Impasse

FO° Talks: Israel’s Invasion of Gaza Will Not Be Over Quickly

February 27, 2024

FO° Talks: Pakistan’s New Election Might Have Been Rigged

February 23, 2024

FO° Talks: Make Sense of the New Central Europe and the EU

February 20, 2024

FO° Talks: Making Sense of the World Through a Swiss Lens

January 19, 2024

FO° Talks: Make Sense of the Crazy Venezuelan Crisis

January 18, 2024

FO° Talks: Spain’s Sánchez Shows How to Make Victory Out of Defeat

January 06, 2024

FO° Talks: Daring Houthi Assaults in the Red Sea Threaten World Trade

January 04, 2024

FO° Exclusive: China’s Worsening Deflation Now Spells Big Trouble

January 03, 2024

FO° Exclusive: Houthis Cause Chaos in the Red Sea

December 29, 2023

FO° Talks: Peacemaker, Warmonger, Genius: The Titanic Legacy of Henry Kissinger

December 24, 2023

FO° Talks: How Milei’s Surprise Win Can Impact Argentina

December 19, 2023

 

Fair Observer, 461 Harbor Blvd, Belmont, CA 94002, USA