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Chilling effect? Post-election health care use by undocumented and mixed-status families

A pregnant woman from Central America was diagnosed with syphilis at the Baltimore City Health Department in 2007. The outreach team contacted her to discuss the need for, and availability of, treatment. She agreed to return to the clinic, but did not. When reached by phone, she reported that on arriving at the clinic she saw an armed security guard, and “because I have no papers, I left.”

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