Immigrant Policies Could Be Impacted in the Upcoming Presidential Election | ATS 2024


An administration change in November could see the return of closed borders or increased protections for immigrants.

Immigrants are currently protected under policies such as Temporary Protected Status, but the future remains uncertain.

"I do wonder if there's an administration change if policies to quote 'close the border' will be reinstated, which would be very troubling from a humanitarian and human rights perspective, as well as a child's rights perspective because they would be inconsistent with international human rights protections," Julie M. Linton, M.D., FAAP, immediate past chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Immigrant Child and Family Health, explains in an interview at the American Thoracic Society 2024. "I think it's really important for those of us caring for children and families to be aware of how the current administration impacts policies and procedures that relate to the health of people that were taking care of."

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