Date

January 24, 2019

Time

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Location

NYSHealth, 1385 Broadway, 23rd Floor New York, NY 10018

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Nearly 440,000 immigrants have been detained in immigration detention facilities in the United States. A record number of migrant children—almost 15,000 now—have been detained for nearly a year, and the trauma of the experience—toxic stress, depression, sexual abuse—will affect them for the rest of their lives.

In October 2018, inspectors from the Department of Homeland Security visited a California immigration jail and uncovered major violations of federal detention standards, including detainees losing teeth from lack of dental care and a disabled inmate left alone in a wheelchair for nine days. In the New York City area, detention facilities have also been found to have life-threatening deficiencies in medical care, with detainees being denied insulin shots, blood pressure medication, or pregnancy care.

Please join us for a provocative panel discussion on the safety, rights, and health of immigrant detainees.

Panelists:

  • Laura F. Redman, Director, Health Justice Program, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
  • Joseph Shin, M.D., Co-Medical Director, Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights, Weill Cornell Medicine/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Lauren Quijano, Community Organizer, Health Justice Program, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

Please R.S.V.P. by January 18, 2019. Lunch will be provided.

Can’t join us in person? This event will be live-streamed on Facebook.

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