News organizations from around the country joined together to bring to light the interplay between immigration status and health. Many immigrants feel isolated and alone in America.
Living in the Shadows
When Mukankindi arrived in Pittsburgh, enduring countless acts of violence and the loss of family, she fled to the Congo and then to Kenya, then Cameroon before resettling in Pittsburgh by Charities.
Deportation creates emotional difficulty, loss of livelihoods, effects of loneliness and the risk of losing housing and resources to meet the most basic needs.
Tek Nepal's meals used to consist of lots of starches. But since a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis last year, they have changed.
Trying to access health care without English language skills can often leave refugees lost in translation.
Refugees' first few months in the U.S. are filled with new experiences. Although the initial care is covered by medical assistance, they may still have unresolved issues and no way to pay for them.
A Mexican father is released from detention thanks to a psychological evaluation used as evidence in court.
As many as 1 in 4 of those detained have chronic medical conditions. Medical neglect can lead to deteriorated health and, in Fernando Dominguez Valdivia's case, death.
Fatal errors and lack of adequate medical care in immigration detention centers bring suffering to detainees and their families.
In 2014, fellows Alonso Yáñez and Annabelle Sedano collaborated on a project highlighting shortcomings in detention facilities for undocumented immigrants operated by for-profit companies.