Medical deportation occurs when a hospital pays a private company to physically remove an immigrant patient to another country to avoid having to provide long-term medical care. This shameful practice can lead to the death or serious disability of a patient. Free Migration Project is working with a coalition of advocates, organizations, and community members to end the practice of medical deportation in the U.S.
Please see below for additional information and resources about our effort to end medical deportation:
- One-page overview of medical deportation
- Toolkit for fighting medical deportation in individual cases [under development]
- Reported cases of medical deportation
- Case example: A.V. (client of FMP) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania