Last updated on: 12/20/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

American College of Physicians (ACP) Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“There has been recent debate about immigration reform in the US, and the [ACP] believes that access to health care must be addressed. Currently, many immigrants do not have health care insurance coverage and face other barriers to accessing health care. As the immigrant population grows in the US, it will be imperative to address this issue. The current system is unsustainable and is inadequate to meet the needs of the immigrant population.”

“Citing Potential Adverse Health Impact on Millions of US Residents, Nation’s Largest Physician Specialty Society Urges Physicians to Oppose Mass Deportation,” apconline.org, Sep. 1, 2015

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a diverse community of internal medicine specialists and subspecialists united by a commitment to excellence. Internists apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. With 148,000 members in countries across the globe, ACP is the largest medical-specialty society in the world. ACP and its physician members lead the profession in education, standard-setting, and the sharing of knowledge to advance the science and practice of internal medicine.”

“Who We Are,” acponline.org (accessed Dec. 20, 2016)

Mission:

“To enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.”

“Mission, Vision & Goals,” acponline.org (accessed Dec. 20, 2016)

Other:
501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity
Quoted in:
  1. Are Mass Deportations a Good Method to Address Illegal Immigration?