Critical links between health care and immigration in Texas

Photo: Callie Richmond Undocumented immigrants are human beings. They work, love, have fun, and — like everyone else —  get sick. Sometimes they get really sick, the kind of sick that requires comprehensive, ongoing treatment and lots of community support. But unlike everyone else, it is nearly impossible for undocumented immigrants to get the medical attention they need and deserve. Undocumented immigrants rarely receive health insurance through an employer, and they don’t qualify for Obamacare or government safety net insurance programs. Texas’ most recent wave of anti-immigrant sentiment, culminating in passage of the racist, anti-sanctuary-city, show-me-your-papers Senate Bill 4, further...

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