In the first 21 months of his term in the White House, President Trump has made good on his pledge to crack down on illegal immigration and restrict legal immigration. Now, public health officials are warning that his policy is posing a significant risk to the public health of all Americans because immigrants are now avoiding public health settings. That, experts warn, sets the stage for outbreaks of communicable diseases like tuberculosis that would impact the entire population.
In our inaugural "Just One Take" podcast, reporter Bob Hennelly sits down with Dr. Mitchell Katz, CEO and President of NYC's Health + Hospitals, the largest public health care system in the nation. Dr. Katz told The Chief-Leader his staff has already seen immigrant families refuse medical care for fear that if they receive such care it will be grounds for their removal from the country.