Medical Providers Network Reports

Health Justice, Health in Immigration Detention, Immigrant Justice

NYLPI seeks to attack the human rights crisis in immigration detention through a multi-pronged program, including a medical-legal-community partnership. Essential to this advocacy is NYLPI’s Medical Providers Network. The Medical Providers Network (MPN)  is a growing network of professionals who help people in immigration detention with serious healthcare needs. NYLPI receives referrals from legal and community partners requesting connection to a medical provider. NYLPI then swiftly connects a volunteer to the client and advocate to develop medical advocacy letters, visit clients in detention facilities, conduct in-person consultations or medical interviews, or provide testimony for cases. The power of our volunteer’s expert se can be a force of change and is used in advocacy for better care while detained, requests for release, and in underlying immigration cases. This medical-legal-community partnership is supported by more than 155 volunteers who are dedicated to raising awareness of conditions in immigration detention in medical spaces.

May 2021

NYLPI released our Spring 2021 Report of the NYLPI Medical Providers Network in May, as a continuation of our newsletter series, highlighting the outstanding efforts and commitment of our medical provider volunteers. The report details our work supporting the release of people in immigration detention and incarceration settings in New York City. The report also goes into depth the various medical conditions most encountered and serious patterns of abuse and neglect from both immigration detention facilities across New York and New Jersey and jails in the New York City metro area. We hope that this report allows our community to learn more about the work of NYLPI’s Medical Providers Network and recognize the invaluable commitment and support from our medical allies.

November 2020 

In November 2020, NYLPI released its Fall 2020 Medical Providers Update Report as a continuation of its newsletter campaign. This report provides a deeper analysis on the impact COVID-19 has had on NYLPI’s work to combat the human rights crisis in immigration detention. Data on the spread of COVID-19 within ICE immigration facilities and New York City jails and prisons is also included in the report to provide a thorough overview of the current health crisis. We appreciate the dedication of our medical providers and are pleased to highlight their critical work and contributions to the network. 

July 2020

In July 2020, NYLPI released its Summer 2020 Medical Providers Newsletter. This newsletter highlights outstanding medical provider volunteers, who went above and beyond to support NYLPI’s immigrant health justice efforts. This newsletter also summarizes the number of cases received, occurring medical conditions, and successful cases in which the medical advocacy of our volunteers made a significant contribution to the release of individuals from immigration detention.

January 2020

In January 2020, NYLPI released its MPN 2019 Year End Review Report. This report provides a thorough summary of the number of cases received, types of medical conditions managed, and much more.

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