Watchdog: MDs with Convictions Hired to Examine Immigrants

The physicians, known as civil surgeons, review medical records and examine immigrants seeking lawful permanent resident status.

  • Published 25 September 2018
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WASHINGTON (AP) — One physician appointed to examine immigrants was convicted of solicitation of capital murder because he tried to hire a hit man to kill a dissatisfied patient in Houston. Another had a history of sexual misconduct and exploitation of female patients. And a third was disciplined for allowing her staff to dilute vaccines. These were the findings of an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security's internal watchdog. It found the doctors appointed… Read at AP News