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Volume 26, Number 8—August 2020

Tuberculosis in Internationally Displaced Children Resettling in Harris County, Texas, USA, 2010–20151

Gabriella S. Lamb2Comments to Author , Andrea T. Cruz, Elizabeth A. Camp, Michelle Javier, Jessica Montour, Tamisha Piper, Umair A. Shah, and Jeffrey R. Starke
Author affiliations: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA (G.S. Lamb, A.T. Cruz, E.A. Camp, M. Javier, J.R. Starke); US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Austin, Texas, USA (J. Montour); Harris County Public Health Refugee Health Screening Program, Houston (T. Piper, U.A. Shah)

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Table 1

Definitions of immigration classifications, United States

Immigration classification Definition
A person located outside the United States who demonstrates he or she was persecuted or has a fear of persecution because of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group and is not firmly resettled in another country (18).
Asylee (asylum seeker)
Any person who meets the definition of a refugee and is already in the United States or seeking admission at a port of entry (19).
Parolee (Cuban and Haitian Family Reunification Parole Programs)
Persons from Cuba and Haiti who have family members who are US citizens or lawful permanent residents, who are able to come to the United States without waiting for immigrant visas to become available (20).
Special immigrant visa (holders
There are many categories; however, the children included in this study are children of Iraqi and Afghan translators who are interpreters who have worked with the US Armed Forces or under the chief of mission authority at the US embassy in Baghdad or Kabul (21).
Victim of human trafficking A person who has been recruited, harbored, or transported for compelled labor or commercial sex acts through the use of force, fraud, or coercion (22).

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1Preliminary results from this study were presented at the North American Union TB Conference, February 28–March 3, 2018, Chicago, IL, USA.

2Current affiliation: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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