Give Me Your Healthy

The immigration crackdown has Latinos fleeing mainstream medicine

Mortimer says the pending federal legislation will have the same effect on legal immigrants nationally.

"If you're afraid the security guard is going to arrest you, you're not going to go to the hospital, even if you need high blood pressure medicines or an appendectomy."

The Galindos do not know the eventual outcome of the immigration debate, but they are not hopeful.

"Every day I listen to the news, and it is a constant attack on us," Maria says. "I have almost lost all hope.

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