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A South Jersey migrant family with a cancer-stricken child can stay in the U.S. for treatment

Tuesday, February 11, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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By Jeff Gammage

The Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/07/20


An undocumented South Jersey couple who had been ordered to leave the United States — with or without their cancer-stricken 8-year-old daughter — has been granted permission to stay so the child can continue to receive lifesaving treatment in Philadelphia.

It’s a victory in a wider battle between parents of desperately sick children and the Trump administration, which has sought to remove family members to homelands that often provide mediocre medical care. Many mothers and fathers say that would mean certain death for their children.

 

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