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Valentine's Week Round-Up

Happy Friday! Here are some articles, talks, and resources that caught the eye of MCN employees this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

Unaccompanied chilrdren - their stories

Child under father's legs

The stories of unaccompanied children crossing the US/Mexico border have faded some from the headlines but not from the hearts and minds of caring clinicians. Marsha Griffin, MD, offers a stark reminder as she recounts experiences of some of these children in Doctors With Borders.

Congress Will See Life Through the Eyes of Farmworkers with Seth Holmes' "Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies"

Last week, President Obama and every member of Congress received a copy of Seth Holmes’ Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies.  For nearly two years, physician and anthropologist Seth Holmes lived and worked as a migrant farmworker.

Don't let this be Noe and Anita's last Christmas together in the U.S.

Noe and Anita


A missing screw on his license plate may take a single father away from his daughter.

Get Informed: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Goes into Effect August 15

Polls, Immigration Expert Suggests Americans' Support an Option for Immigrants to Stay

People protesting

Two recent polls show Americans’ attitudes toward immigration and illegal immigrants are not as contentious as political rhetoric would suggest.


Dying to Work

Fence at Border

MCN was featured in an American Public Health Association (APHA) blog for our conference session entitled “Dying to Work: The Risks from Injury and Death on the Migrant’s Journey to Work in the United States,”

Are Social Security Numbers Required for Health Care?

doctor filling out form

We’ve all heard that immigrants may fear giving out personal information to authorities, especially if they, or their loved ones, are here without documentation. But just how widespread is the problem of requiring Social Security numbers (SSNs) as American residents seek health care? I recently had a first-hand taste of what patients deal with every day.

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