Border Patrol Agents Detained Parents of Sick Infant at Hospital

In September 2017 an infant with undocumented parents needed a procedure that could only be done at a hospital that required the parents to go through a border patrol checkpoint. The border patrol agents escorted the ambulance to the hospital to detain the parents for deportation proceedings. As NPR notes, this event touches on the “national controversy over so-called sensitive locations,” such as schools and hospitals. Undocumented people who have not broken other laws, and need access to public services such as healthcare, are at risk of deportation and being separated from their families. Such policies are often implemented in a racist manner as many more Latino families are at risk.