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Disparities in Migrant Health at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Exploring the Haitian Migrant Crisis and Anti-Black Racism
Project Location/Site: Las Cruces, New Mexico
The medical field needs compassionate physicians that are readily equipped with an understanding of how structural and interpersonal expressions of racism contribute to the perpetuation of health disparities. Physicians and medical trainees should demand a more just immigration system and advocate for the health and well-being of asylum seekers and refugees. Racism and Anti-Blackness are central in the perpetuation of health disparities among vulnerable migrant communities along the U.S.-Mexico border, Latin America and globally.