Undocumented Immigrants

Our differences are what make us great. Let us think about how we can extend this appreciation to people of color, undocumented immigrants, and other members of the community - Janet Mock

Undocumented Immigrants
Undocumented Immigrants

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The Ethics of Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants

Access to healthcare is not the same for everyone and access is specifically difficult for vulnerable populations. Being an undocumented immigrant worker comes with many day-to-day challenges: grueling physical labor, being limited to an entry-level position, a less-than-minimum wage, and a large language barrier. These are but a few of the notable challenges. But there is another issue that is far more complex: what happens if an undocumented immigrant gets sick or injured and is no longer able to work for an extended period of time?

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 The Ethics of Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants

So where do we stand? What can we do to help this vulnerable community in need of medical care? An investigation into the Hippocratic Oath may give us an answer.

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