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Health Records for Psychogenic disorder accessed by U.S. Immigration Service

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Ecoclimber, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Ecoclimber

    Ecoclimber Senior Member

    Mercer Island Wa
    Passenger denied access into the United States based on a health record of a psychogenic disorder accessed by the U.S. Immigration Border Patrol Agents.

    Richardson, who takes medication to combat depression, said she provided the U.S. agent with the name and phone number of her psychiatrist, but it wasn't enough.

    She was told she would have to get "medical clearance" and be examined by one of only three doctors in Toronto whose assessments are accepted by Homeland Security, she said.

    This time, the agent cited the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act, which denies entry to people who have had a physical or mental disorder that may pose a "threat to the property, safety or welfare" of themselves or others, she said.

    And the IOM contract will do what?
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  2. Ren

    Ren .

    On 12 May 2014, ME patients worldwide should apply for asylum in Canada.
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