Healthcare access and barriers for unauthorized immigrants in El Paso County, Texas.

@article{Heyman2009HealthcareAA,
  title={Healthcare access and barriers for unauthorized immigrants in El Paso County, Texas.},
  author={Josiah McC Heyman and Guillermina Gina N{\'u}{\~n}ez and V{\'i}ctor A Talavera},
  journal={Family & community health},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={4-21}
}
This article presents a large body of qualitative material on healthcare access and barriers for unauthorized immigrants living in the US-Mexico borderlands. The focus is on active sequences of health-seeking behavior and barriers encountered in them. Barriers include direct legal mandates, fear of authorities, obstacles to movement by immigration law enforcement, interaction of unauthorized legal status with workplace and household relations, and hierarchical social interactions in healthcare… CONTINUE READING