Title

Ethical Considerations for Undocumented Immigrants and Health

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2015

Originally Published In

Nursing Outlook

Volume Number

63

Issue Number

1

Page Numbers

1–5

Abstract

The four articles in this issue cover extensive geographic and temporal territory—from the historical antecedents of migration in human history to current immigration into the United States and the gradual evolution of legal policies governing entry into the United States to the health and social status of stateless refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa. The authors highlight the context and lives of undocumented, or unauthorized, populations using a case study along the Arizona border to show the hazards of crossing the border without inspection and a general approach to the difficulties of being undocumented in the United States (McEwen, Boyle, & Messias, 2014; Messias, McEwen, & Boyle, 2014; Messias, McEwen, & Clark, 2014).