What’s Up Doc?: Child Abuse by the Government

In 2014 I was privileged to have worked alongside members of the U.S. Public Health Service to help provide medical care, medical screening and immunizations to unaccompanied minors from other countries that had entered the U.S. illegally.The families of these children had made what they felt was the most loving decision possible, trying to lift their children from a dangerous and bleak future to one that had promise of a better life.Our mission, and our sole priority, was the [...]
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