Archive for July, 2011

S-Comm Immigration Initiative Is Bad for Our Health – Karen Hacker, Jennifer Kasper, and Juliana Morris

July 21, 2011 4 comments

Karen Hacker,1,2 Jennifer Kasper,1,3 and Juliana Morris1
1Harvard Medical School, 2Institute for Community Health, 3Massachusetts General Hospital

After much deliberation, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick decided this month not to sign the Secure Communities (S-Comm) program, following the lead of New York, Illinois, and other states. While this is a significant step in protecting immigrants’ rights, health care providers need to be vigilant. It is important to understand the potential negative health implications of this program, which could affect all communities in Massachusetts and across the United States.

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News Round-Up In Brief

July 14, 2011 Leave a comment

US News

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