Blog Archives

  • CIR Opposes Trump Administration Public Charge Rule

    This rule will go into effect February 24, 2020; the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the injunction that had halted the Trump Administration’s draconian changes to the Public Charge rule from going into effect, meaning in all states but Illinois this rule is now in effect. Historically, the Public Charge rule has been used to deny […]

  • CIR Statement on Recent Abortion Laws

    Recently the states of Alabama and Georgia have enacted laws to eliminate the gains won for reproductive freedoms under Roe v. Wade. Alabama has the strictest legislation with a total abortion ban, no exceptions even in the cases of rape, incest, or the mother’s health. There is also upcoming legislation in my home state of Texas as well […]

  • New Zealand Shooting at Christchurch mosques

    Words cannot describe the sadness and anger that I feel and that our executive committee shares at the massacre that took place in New Zealand. It’s horrible that in the United States we have witnessed this type of violence perpetrated in a Sikh gurdwara, in the Pittsburgh Synagogue, in the black Church in Charleston, and […]


    The rule change by the Trump Administration threatens the health and safety of immigrants, their families and their communities. “Public charge” is a rule used in a variety of immigration cases to determine who can be denied status based on their use of certain public benefits as their main source of support. Under the new […]

  • We Stand United. America Needs Union Jobs.

    Since Fall of last year we have been working as interns, residents, and fellows to recommit to one another and to our strong union—the Committee of Interns and Residents. We have built and continue to build an organization by and for resident physicians committed to learning, service, advocacy, and community. We did so in anticipation […]

  • Stop Attacking Healthcare: No Changes to Title X funding

    CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION! PRESERVE WOMEN’S RIGHT TO HEALTH CARE ACCESS! As a physician, our responsibilities to patients go far beyond “doing no harm.” Our responsibility and the collective responsibility of healthcare providers is ensuring that ALL patients can access the information and care they need to ensure their well-being and that of […]

  • Florida Residents Pack the Room! (eVitals)

    CIR leaders at Jackson Memorial Hospital know what it’s like to grow a union in a city that’s hostile to organized labor. During a contract negotiations session this past fall, over 100 residents packed the room to demand that salaries increase to match the rising costs of living in the Miami area. As a result […]

  • CIR Stands United Against Ending the DACA Program

    We, the Executive Board of the Committee of Interns & Residents, are furious and distressed at the Trump Administration’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program – this program has allowed individuals who entered the U.S. as minors without documentation to apply for a renewable two-year period of deferred action from […]

  • National Call-In Day – Oppose the Graham-Cassidy Bill

    The ACA is under attack again. This time it is the Graham-Cassidy Bill. In order to pass with a simple 50 vote majority under budget reconciliation, the bill must be passed by the Senate no later than September 30. Currently, the Republican Senate Leadership is all in on Graham-Cassidy and launched a full scale whipping […]

  • CIR Executive Committee Statement on Charlottesville Protests

    August 14, 2017 We are outraged at the demonstration of violence, hatred, and racism perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend, and our thoughts are with the families of Heather Heyer, Lt. H. Jay Cullen, and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates.   As advocates for justice, we stand in solidarity with all of […]