Medical School Students: Detained Migrants Still Have a Right to Proper Medical Care

July 24, 2019

(USA Today) – As future public servants, we dedicate our careers to the health of all human beings, regardless of race, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, ability, religion or country of origin. Current practices by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) blatantly disregard and endanger detainees’ health and well-being, and directly oppose our values and beliefs. Detained migrants are dying, in large partĀ from inadequate care. This neglect begins with the initial detainment, during which migrants do not receive proper health screenings, and continues under the adverse conditions of the detention centers.