New study by Dr. Robert Rodriguez examines the effect of anti-immigrant rhetoric on Latinx health.

Anti-immigrant remarks from the White House are taking a substantial toll on Latino patients’ perceptions of their personal safety and are affecting their access to emergency health care, researchers report in a new study led by emergency medicine physicians at UC San Francisco.

The study specifically looked at the impact of statements about immigration by the current U.S. president, using a survey of adult undocumented Latino immigrants and Latino citizens, with a control group of non-Latino citizens who were emergency department (ED) patients at three urban, county hospitals in California.

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