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Internists Urge DHS to Prioritize Health of All U.S. Residents
In a recent comment letter, ACP strongly opposed changes that the Department of Homeland Security is proposing to the public charge policy, as they would jeopardize the health of children, their families, and public health. In a 2011 position paper, National Immigration Policy and Access to Health Care, ACP called for a national immigration policy that recognizes the need to control U.S. borders, but also provides access to quality health care and protects the public's health. ACP also signed onto a coalition letter with several other physician and health care groups urging DHS to recognize that the proposed rule would be detrimental to public health and the financial stability of families. Read ACP's full statement here.