Doctors: Immigration crackdown raising health care concerns

Legislative briefing held to build support for Safe Communities Act

AT A LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING Wednesday hosted by lawmakers seeking passage of the Safe Communities Act, physicians, pediatricians, and domestic abuse prevention advocates shared anecdotes about undocumented immigrants refusing to seek medical care or report abuse because they fear being reported to federal immigration authorities.  Fiona Danaher, a pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital, said that medical professionals are(...)

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