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DHS reportedly increasing its use of medical records in asylum determinations in children's cases

  1. Original Date Announced

    June 19, 2018

    DHS is reportedly increasing its reliance on medical and psychological records to make decisions regarding children, according to a Vox investigation. Doctors and social workers have long provided care to undocumented children held by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR); childrens' disclosures to care providers could now be used against them. [ID #41]

    Vox Media Report
  2. Effective Date

    June 19, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Reported
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: USCIS ICE ORR


Trump-Era Policy Documents

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