Since 2016, the Trump-Pence administration has reinforced a culture of fear in the immigrant community. From the imminent threat of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids, to cruel family separations and inhumane conditions in migrant detention camps, to the president’s racist and inflammatory rhetoric, immigrants are being stripped of their basic rights. Hatred and violence toward the immigrant community is being incited by the highest level of our government.
Fear is keeping many immigrants from seeking the health care they need. All people—regardless of immigration status—deserve access to health care, to stay with their families, and to live a life of dignity. No matter what. We condemn the Trump-Pence administration’s deportation raids and hateful rhetoric. We stand with immigrants and refugees.
The fear of deportation is preventing immigrants from getting health care.
The fear of deportation and violence keeps undocumented folks from seeking the health care they need, especially reproductive health care. Every person has the right, regardless of immigration status, to receive care, and there are rules in place to keep ICE and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents away from hospitals and health clinics. In addition, these facilities must provide health care regardless of immigration or insurance status, and a government-issued photo ID should not be required to get care.
Access to health care is a basic human right—no matter who you are or where you’re from. We MUST stand with immigrant communities and fight back against the culture of hatred and violence the Trump-Pence administration has fostered.
Fight back NOW to protect immigrant communities.
- Donate: Many groups have already been doing the work to aid immigrant families and keep families together at the U.S.-Mexico border. Donate to RAICES, a nonprofit organization providing free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children, families, and refugees, or check out this list of leading non-profits involved in immigration issues.
- Call your senators: Make your voice heard. Call and let your senators know that you oppose the Department of Homeland Security’s heartless practice of tearing immigrant families apart at the U.S.-Mexico border.
- Speak Out: Speak out against hatred and denounce cruelty and xenophobia publicly on all your social media accounts and IRL. Wherever you are, show that you believe every single person is deserving of respect, dignity, and equal rights under the law—no matter what.
If you are an immigrant, we see you and we stand with you.
Planned Parenthood is committed to helping all people get the care they need—no matter what. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are from. Everyone deserves access to quality health care. Planned Parenthood health center doors are open to you—no matter where you are from, what your immigration status is, or whether you have insurance.
The following information is guidance from Planned Parenthood to support patients and their families in being aware of their rights.