"Philadelphia is a sanctuary where we can live in peace," said Mrs. Lopez, a patient at a local clinic caring for the undocumented. "It wasn't always this way, and we lived in constant fear," she added, referring to Philadelphia's recent adoption of "sanctuary city" policies, adopted also by dozens of other cities and counties across the country. What exactly are these "sanctuaries"? Whom do they protect? And why should physicians ...

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Despite assurances over the course of his presidency that undocumented immigrants brought to the United States by their parents would be protected by this administration, President Trump has announced recently that he is considering ending the deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) program. DACA was announced by former President Obama in August 2012 as an initiative providing individuals who came to the United States as children and who meet certain other ...

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