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Targeting Health: How Anti-Immigrant Policies Threaten Our Health & Our Humanity

By: Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet


On May 19th of last year, Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez died of the flu while being held in a cell by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in south Texas. He was just 16, a migrant from Guatemala. Hours before his death, when his fever spiked to 103, a nurse suggested that he be checked again in a few hours and taken to the emergency room if he got any worse. Instead, Carlos was moved to a cell and isolated. By morning, he was dead.

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Published On: January 8, 2020 |
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