August 19, 2019
“You got a real hero in your midst in Dr. [Lauren] Herbert,” Senator Ron Wyden told the Eugene Register-Guard . “Had we not had her, I really fear for what would have been the consequence.”
This praise from the Oregon Senator came after his recent trip to the US-Mexico border with Dr. Herbert. While in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, the team met a woman, 38 weeks pregnant, suffering from medical complications. Dr. Herbert and Sen. Wyden helped her claim asylum to seek urgent care at a hospital in Texas.
Learn more about the trip in this article from The Washington Post or the KVAL 13 News video featuring Dr. Herbert.
Licensure issues and resistance from Customs and Border Patrol has impeded pediatricians from providing medical assistance in federal facilities. What can you do? See the AAP’s Immigrant Child Health Resources List for ways to help immigrant children in your community, and share AAP’s social media posts about how the new public charge rule will harm immigrant children and families.