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Five on Friday | February 5, 2016

MCNHooray for Friday! Here’s something to bring with you into the weekend: this week’s news and notes, from MCN staff, on migrant health and beyond. Be sure to sign up for our blog to receive updates in your inbox.

From border crossing to heartland trafficking: a clinician’s take

MCNLast week, the Washington Post ran a front-page article about immigrant children who, having crossed the US-Mexico border unaccompanied, were apprehended by federal authorities.

Five on Friday | January 29, 2016

MCNWhile in the MCN offices we celebrated the awarding of the Cares Award to Health Network and the publication of our op-ed on tuberculosis, we kept our finger to the pulse of health

Five on Friday | January 22, 2016

MCNThis week’s Five on Friday is heavy on the bad news, shedding light on the incredible urgency of our work in health justice. While it can be challenging to read through the tough issues, it’s inspiring to reflect on the thousands of clinicians and health advocates who work with MCN who are dedicated to addressing these exact problems. Thank you for your work! Here are the top five suggested readings from our staff at MCN. 

Five on Friday | January 15, 2016

MCN Five on FridayA tumultuous week in US migrant news, with the border surge crisis intensifying while officials increased deportation operations. Meanwhile, worldwide, a record-high 60 million people were forced migrants last year, compared to the 40 million after World War II, points out a Financial Times article. Here are some articles and resources on migration news and health this week.

What Patients Need to Know: Deportation

MCNMany clinicians are concerned for their patients’ well-being during the current US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) enforcement and removal operations. In the interest of keeping patients and clinicians well informed, we offer the following list of resources on the rights, responsibilities, and protections of individuals during this process.

MCN’s 2015 Year in Advocacy Review

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Five on Friday | December 11, 2015

MCN Five on FridayAnother very busy week! Even with the holidays now upon us, we at MCN are still at full speed ahead, fighting for health justice for the mobile poor. Here is a handful of articles that we at MCN found informative and eye-opening this week. We hope you enjoy them too.

On the Path to Migrant Health: Mayra Melendez and Immigration Issues

MCNMayra Melendez was seven years old when she moved with her family to Salisbury, Maryland from Lima, Peru in 2001. “My dad came here with an H1B visa, through an employer,” Melendez recalled.

2015 MCN Health Justice Highlights: Thank You, MCN Supporters!

We’re feeling very grateful for the wonderfully vibrant and dedicated community of migrant clinicians that we serve. Thank you for your hard work in the fight for health justice for the mobile poor! Our successes rely on your dedication to serving mobile populations around the country and beyond.

So, before we pull out the stuffing and gravy, we at MCN wanted to share an incredible year of successes in the world of migrant health. Here are our 2015 Health Justice Highlights, in the year so far:

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