A mother’s dilemma: Get cancer meds and risk deportation, or hide and surely die


This is a story about what happens when you have no good option.
Audio, Feature (New York)

Dan Gorenstein
WHYY (PA)
February 1, 2018
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Tags: Deportation, Health Care

Organizations mentioned/involved: New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)


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More often than not, when a life-threatening illness like stomach cancer happens, undocumented women and men miss out on the tests, procedures and drugs that can extend their lives.

The little research there is on care for very sick undocumented immigrants shows that the treatment is so uneven — sometimes it’s different, county to county, within a state.