Healthcare providers are ethically bound to protect the health and safety of those in their care. They occupy a unique and vital role in communities and often have greater contact with particularly vulnerable populations, including undocumented immigrants, refugees and asylees.
This memo - July 14, 2017- gives healthcare providers (a) a summary of recent changes in immigration policy and its impact on vulnerable immigrant patients and (b) resources that can be offered as needed.
Protecting the Health and Safety of Immigrant Patients
What can healthcare providers do? This memo provides information on
- Attorney Referrals
- Encouraging Safety Planning
- Preparing Patients for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Encounters
- Hotlines and "Know Your Rights" emergency preparedness information
- Recent changes to immigrant policies