Trump should consider the health consequences of immigration policy, not just economics

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"For years, children brought into the United States by their undocumented immigrant parents have been considered undocumented and subject to deportation, just like their parents. In recognition of their unique status and deep roots in the only country that many of them have ever known, President Obama offered them some relief when he signed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive action in 2012. This policy granted these children, often referred to as the “Dreamers,” two-year renewable work permits along with freedom from deportation.

"So far, the Trump administration has allowed the DACA program to persist. But the recent deportation of Dreamer Juan Manuel Montes-Bojorquez — plus broad new guidelines expanding the scope for detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants — have generated fear among Dreamers and other undocumented individuals seeking to build a future in the United States for themselves and their families..."

Author: Atheendar S. Venkataramani, Sachin Shah, and Alexander Tsai. 

Outlet: Stat News.

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