All of us are affected by the recent refugee and travel ban. At one time or another, all of us have been helped by doctors, medical students, nurses, social workers, caregivers and fellow cancer patients who were born outside of the United States. Many of the treatments and drugs that keep us alive were developed by foreign born scientists and researchers. And, like me, some of us are partnered or married to men and women who were born outside of our borders.
Barring people of a particular origin or religion from entering the U.S. is antithetical to both Malecare’s and our nation’s core values. We are not fooled by the false claim that these restrictions will protect our nation or are merely temporary.
We at Malecare stand with the patients and health care workers who share the honor of our care. As America’s leading men’s cancer survivor support and advocacy nonprofit organization, we fear the harmful impact this Presidential executive order will have on our cancer patient community and ask that it be reversed.