In Arizona, immigrants who have experienced trauma have also pioneered ways to respond to it, and are training others seeking to treat it. Read more here.
Immigration and disability rights advocates are criticizing U.S. Border Patrol surveillance of a 10-year-old undocumented immigrant in Texas after she was identified at a checkpoint en route to the hospital for emergency gallbladder surgery. According to an article in The New York Times, the girl, Rosa Maria Hernandez, has cerebral palsy and was brought to the U.S. by her parents as a newborn in hopes of getting better medical treatment. Hernandez is currently being held indefinitely at a federal facility for undocumented minors in San Antonio.
Disabled people may face discrimination in trying to immigrate to Canada, the Washington Post reports. The Country’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act stipulates than anyone who could “cause excessive demands” to the healthcare system can be prohibited from immigrating. Read more
Refugees with disabilities are having a harder time getting services in Greece, Human Rights Watch claims. Read more