Refugees currently undergo the most rigorous security screening process of anyone who comes to the United States.
AILA Doc No. 09032666 | Dated March 19, 2009
On 3/19/09, AILA joined a group of immigrants' rights, women's rights, public health, medical, and reproductive justice organizations urging the CDC to expedite the publication in the Federal Register of the proposed criteria for identifying Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended vaccines as immunization requirements for immigrants.
It follows a letter from Dr. Richard Besser, M.D., Acting Director, Center for Disease control and Prevention, which stated that the INA requires immigrants and individuals seeking permanent residence in the U.S. to present documentation of having received vaccination against vaccine-preventable diseases recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 09032666.