3159.0 History, Borders, Immigration, and Public Health: From 1848 to 2008 160 years of debate

Monday, October 27, 2008: 10:30 AM
Oral
This session will critically examine the use of health exams, from 1848 until now, for deciding who is and is not fit, according to whom, to become a legal immigrant. Case examples will focus on the role that public health, as a field, has played in immigration policy in both the US and other countries, with particular attention to public health, immigration, and the US-Mexico border. No unsolicited abstracts will be considered for this session. This session will be in the American Public Health Association 136th Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA on Monday, October 27 in the 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm APHA time slot.
Session Objectives: Participants will learn about and be able to articulate how health exams have been used, from 1848 to now, to decide who is and is not fit, according to whom, to become a legal immigrant.
Moderator:

10:30 AM
INTRODUCTION: Border conflicts and negotiations: A hidden history of public health
Anne-Emanuelle Birn, MA, ScD and Kirby Randolph, PhD
11:25 AM

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Organized by: Spirit of 1848 Caucus

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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