This makes perfect sense, and it puts the debate where it should go: in the realm of public health.
illegal immigrants should have access to health care so they don’t spread dangerous diseases to others.
Public health trumps immigation
According to Dr. J. Fred Ralston, the president of the American College of Physicians, this is not so much a mater of immigration policy as it is a health concern. The undocumented live and work among the rest of the population and the spread of disease is a vital concern. Also, if the undocumented don’t receive adequate health care they are more susceptible to becoming ill – and the vicious cycle begins.
But the ACP went one step further, it outlined what the physicians consider essential items for a national immigration and health care policy:
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