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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Detained Immigrant Health Care

The Diane Rehm Show focuses on the health care, or lack of it, provided to detained immigrants in the United States.  The overview of the show states,

The number of immigrants detained in the United States each year has tripled since the September eleventh attacks, but medical spending has not kept pace. A Washington Post investigation raises questions about dozens of deaths and the treatment of sick immigrants in custody.


Dana Priest, investigative reporter for "The Washington Post" and author of "The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America's Military"

Amy Goldstein, national social policy reporter for "The Washington Post"

Gary Mead, acting director of detention and removal operations for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Tom Jawetz, immigration detention staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union's National Prison Project

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