If you or a loved one have been detained as an immigrant, it is likely to be an upsetting situation in which you feel powerless to do anything. Immigrants who have not yet proven their right to reside in the US risk being detained by law enforcement so that their immigration status can be reviewed.
America's health care system faces many obstacles, one of which is patients having access to care, particularly minorities and/or those living in rural places. Additionally, the growth in the aging population contributes to a higher doctor-to-patient ratio, and time-consuming administrative tasks prevent providers from seeing more patients.
Did you know that immigration is falling in the United States? Even fully legal immigration is down lately, dropping 12% between 2017 and 2018. That's a massive fall for just one year, especially if that trend continues.
This week, the highest court in the land sided with the Trump administration on an immigration issue that can potentially affect even legal United States immigrants.
President Trump has taken a hard-line approach to deal with illegal immigration since he first came into office a few years ago. This has resulted in an uptick in detentions of would-be residents and citizens. While many news outlets and lawmakers alike have called attention to the plight of these immigrants, very little has been said about how long that they generally remain locked up.