The Libertas Center stands in solidarity with individuals and families that are affected by the blatantly discriminatory measures found in the Administration’s recent executive orders. These orders increase the risk that the United States will return people to face violence and even death.
As health care providers that serve the diverse immigrant communities of New York, we know the impacts of torture and violence and have seen firsthand how these policies increase our client’s fears and slow their recovery.
We are proud that NYC Health + Hospitals is committed to providing care regardless of immigration status. The United States should be proud of its legacy as a beacon of hope to the most vulnerable people around the world and should reaffirm its commitment to this fundamental American value.
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” - Emma Lazarus (1883)