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ASPPH and Other Health Profession Groups File Supreme Court Amicus Brief on Immigration Executive Order

On Monday, ASPPH and 30 other organizations representing various health professions, filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to maintain the current injunctions against implementing the Trump Administration’s immigration executive order (EO 13780). The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the merits of the case on October 10. The brief argues that the EO jeopardizes patient care, medical discoveries, and public health. In addition to meeting gaps in the U.S.’s healthcare workforce, the brief argues that affected non-U.S. health professionals help to prevent, prepare for, and manage an array of public health threats ranging from pandemics to cancer. Mr. Frank Trinity, Chief Legal Officer at the AAMC, led the effort to produce the brief.