News Round Up In-Brief
- In San Antonio, TX, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has temporarily housed a large number of undocumented immigrant children in an airforce base. HHS reports that the there has been an increase of undocumented, unaccompanied minors immigrating into the US.
- Prenatal care for undocumented women became a contentious topic in Nebraska, where Governor Dave Heineman vetoed a bill that would allow pregnant undocumented women access to prenatal services. The governor argued that prenatal care for undocumented women was not a service the state should provide, and was instead the responsibility of private and charitable organizations.
- In January, the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that preventing immigrants from enrolling in the state’s health care system was unconstitutional. The agency overseeing Massachusetts’s health law has started enrolling authorized immigrants in the health plan.
- After two years of obstacles, an unauthorized immigrant in New York finally received a liver transplant. The patient, named Angel, was initially unable to get the surgery because of a number of conflicting immigrant and health policies.
- In Great Britain, young Irish immigrants may be using recreational drugs like LSD without any concern for their health.
- In Greece, undocumented immigrants will be held in detention indefinitely if the government considers them a threat to public health.
- A new binational health plan offered through a Los Angeles-based insurance company allows migrant workers in California to receive medical care in Mexico and the U.S.
New Data Tools:
- The Max-Planck Institute for the study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity has created a migration data visualizer.
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