Rights: Immigration Enforcement at Health Care Facilities

Rights: Immigration Enforcement at Health Care Facilities


Health Care Providers and Immigration Enforcement: Know Your Rights, Know Your Patients’ Rights
The threat of increased federal immigration enforcement has raised concerns among immigrant families, some of whom may decide to forego necessary medical services out of fear that they could be putting themselves and their family members at risk. This factsheet provides advice to hospitals, medical centers, community health centers, other health care facilities, and advocates on how to prepare for and respond to (a) enforcement actions by immigration officials and (b) interactions with law enforcement that could result in immigration consequences for their patients.