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How Massachusetts Providers Are Responding To A Call For ‘Sanctuary Hospitals’

Massachusetts General Hospital. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

For immigrants in the country illegally, the fear of running into U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents has made some public places appear threatening. In the current environment, that can include a visit to the emergency room.

For that reason, a recent opinion piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association called for the establishment of so-called ‘sanctuary hospital’ policies. But some Massachusetts health care providers say they only have so much power.

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