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

  1. 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]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    June 19, 2018
Status: Reported
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: ICE USCIS ORR

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