State of the Art: the Not-So-Great Wall of America

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  • © 2019, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature. Purpose of Review: This paper aims to review the literature regarding the impact of Donald Trump’s candidacy and presidency on the health of immigrants in America. Recent Findings: The increase in detentions of alleged undocumented immigrants under the Trump presidency, especially his administration’s attempts to detain children apart from their families, have placed thousands into conditions that can have long-lasting physical and mental health effects. Similarly, the Trump administration’s efforts to increase deportations and restrict legal immigration has lead to immigrants’ seeking fewer health-care resources for fear of jeopardizing their or their loved ones’ chances of remaining in this country. Summary: The rhetoric used and policies pursued by Donald Trump have had a measurable adverse impact on the health of documented and undocumented immigrants in America.
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  • Oparil S; Scott R
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  • 21
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  • 12