A recent report from CNN covers the issue of medical services of medical services for migrants in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and is at risk of lapsing. The current contract is set to expire on September 29, leaving the agency to act fast. With two children dying in Border Control custody by the end of 2018, this leaves many people becoming concerned about the need for medical services being supplied to the Customs and Border Protection Center. “If the CBP is unable to secure the contract, this will leave the health of the migrants in CBP custody in jeopardy (CNN).” This will only increase more with the current ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. However, many claim that the “medical services for migrants has been at the forefront of the Trump administration (CNN).” This wouldn’t support the current case and especially when now, during a pandemic, should be the time that the health and public safety is at the forefront. On the other hand, it is understandable to fall behind due to the increase of migrants at the southern border in 2018. In response, the agency rushed to increase their medical capabilities and combat overcrowding within detention centers, proving that the Trump administration has not taken the public health and safety lightly in the past and will continue to do so.
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Reference: Reference: “Medical Services for Migrants in CBP Custody At Risk Of Lapsing, Watchdog Finds”CNN.com. CNN Politics. July 2018 Web. 4 Dec 2019.