AMA to Supreme Court: Rescinding DACA would harm health care
This case’s outcome could have a broad impact across our health system. That is why America’s physicians are speaking out.
Immigration issues: Nonmilitary deferred action
Deferred action allows individuals with compelling humanitarian need—including children with rare, life-threatening conditions to remain in the country.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
The AMA strongly supports the DACA program which protects more than 700,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation and enables them to obtain work permits.
Haidn E. Foster: Members Move Medicine: Advancing LGBTQ medical education
Medical student Haidn E. Foster chose a career in medicine after finally being diagnosed and treated for a longstanding chronic condition. He knew he had to help others find wellness too.
Immigration issues: Public charge grounds and the presidential proclamation
The AMA opposes any rule, regulations or policy that would deter immigrants and/or their dependents from utilizing non-cash public benefits including but not limited to Medicaid, CHIP, WIC, and SNAP.
Advocating for the health and safety of all immigrants
The AMA believes every individual, regardless of immigration status, deserves timely, accessible, quality health care.
Expanded requirements could jeopardize child-abuse reporting immunity
A $48 million Illinois jury award also means doctors would need to report abuse anytime there is mere suspicion, taking resources away from more pressing cases.