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Immigration Policies Could Impact Americans’ Health

The Hill: A terrifying medical threat that bears on this election
Reed Wilson, CEO of Private Practice Doctors, LLC

“As a doctor, it has been incredible to see the eradication or minimization of so many infectious diseases over the course of my lifetime. Unfortunately, some of those diseases are being re-introduced to America through our immigration system. I worry this will jeopardize the health and well-being of the American people in the years ahead. … [L]ost in the arguments for and against immigration is the threat that [tuberculosis (TB)] and other ‘controlled’ diseases pose … The number one job of our government is to protect our citizens from threats foreign and domestic. The health of United States is at risk. As a physician, I am concerned for my patients. As an American, I am concerned for my country” (8/3).

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