The other day I asked myself why do I focus my attention on immigrants when there are plenty of other underserved and neglected populations. When an opioid crisis surrounds me, why do I speak of a crisis at the border? When structural and overt racism contributes to an infant mortality rate of 10.97 for black women’s babies, twice the rate for the nation as a whole. When only 18 states …
Post Author: Ann Colbert, MD, MPH
Ann Colbert is a family physician.
The clinic intake form we used had a space for an asylum number. The number assigned when people first presented to the border requesting asylum. It’s not a tattoo, yet.
Refugee Health Alliance (where I worked for much of July 2019) provides care for asylees, refugees, and deportees just across the border from San Diego in Tijuana. On Saturdays, RHA volunteers roll bulging suitcases filled with supplies to migrant’s shelters to …
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