Denver doctor talks about damaging effects on refugee children separated from parents

June 26, 2018

DENVER — The medical director of a local refugee clinic described the process of reuniting more than 2,000 immigrant children who have been separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border as long and arduous.

The Denver Health Refugee Clinic at the Lowry Family Health Center and its medical director, Dr. Janine Young, see thousands of patients every year who are immigrants. Some of them have been through similar situations to those currently detained at the border.

“I’ve taken care of families like this,” Dr. Young told FOX31. “I’ve taken care of a young woman from Honduras who was raped there by a gang member and fled here. And I’ve taken care of a child who was a product of that rape.

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