When ICE shows up at your clinic or hospital

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An increased focus on immigration enforcement by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the Trump era has more healthcare organizations of all sizes forced to take a fresh look at the issue, as well as their responsibilities and rights under federal, state and local laws.

The summer of 2019 saw numerous operations by immigration enforcement officials, including a highly reported operation in July that targeted more than 2,000 migrants that resulted in 35 arrests. The strategy of officers targeting migrants as they exit hospitals and medical centers has prompted concern from healthcare workers about where and when federal agents can enter a facility for enforcements, leading some organizations to create training and “ICE drills” to help staff and providers know what to do in the event of a raid.

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