ICE Gave 120K Illegal Immigrants Medical Care In ’22

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At a glance

  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement revealed recently that it saw tens of thousands of illegal immigrants for medical services in 2022, with the agency reporting a nine-figure budget to address the health needs of noncitizens.
  • The bureau said in its annual fiscal report last week that over the course of the fiscal year it “provided direct care – including medical and dental health services – to over 118,000 noncitizens housed at 19 [ICE Health Service Corps]-operated facilities throughout the United States.”
  • The total number of medical visits “exceeded 1.1 million” over the fiscal year, the agency said, with IHSC also overseeing “compliance with healthcare-related detention standards for more than 120,500 noncitizens housed in 163 non-IHSC-staffed facilities.”

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