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Immigrants held in detention centers denounce lack of medical care (Spanish)

Immigrant detention
February 05, 2014

Fatal errors and lack of adequate medical care in immigration detention centers bring suffering to detainees and their families.

According to ICE data, more than 400,000 thousand people are admitted annually in detention centers throughout the U.S. And According to the immigration department it's estimated that 1 in 4 has a chronic medical condition. Detainee medical concerns are supposed to be under the supervision and care of the immigration authorities, but the reality seems to be different.

About This Series

Many immigrants feel isolated in America – suffering that can turn toxic over time.

Six news outlets joined together as the Center for Health Journalism Collaborative to highlight the interplay between immigration status and health. The USC Annenberg project involves Mundo Hispánico (Atlanta), New America Media (California and New York), Radio Bilingüe (Fresno and Washington), WESA Pittsburgh, Univision Los Angeles and Univision Arizona.

Topics in this Series

  • Immigrant detention
  • Health Care and the Undocumented
  • Refugee Health
  • Family Separation