Tag: Healthcare

Why California’s Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Purchase Health Insurance is Good Policy

Written by on June 14, 2016 in Legislation with 0 Comments
Why California’s Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Purchase Health Insurance is Good Policy

Governor Jerry Brown of California signed a historic law which could make his state the first to allow undocumented immigrants to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. SB10 directs the state to negotiate a waiver with the federal government to allow this population to purchase insurance on the state’s Covered California Health Insurance Exchange. […]

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Why Foreign-Born Healthcare Workers Are Needed to Fill Gaps in the Midwest

Written by on March 29, 2016 in Business & the Workforce, Economics with 0 Comments
Why Foreign-Born Healthcare Workers Are Needed to Fill Gaps in the Midwest

As baby-boomers age and retire and the demand for medical professionals grows, the U.S. is facing a crisis in the healthcare sector finds a recent report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. The report highlights healthcare as a critical part of the Midwestern economy and the important ways in which foreign-born workers contribute to […]

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Government Agencies Under Fire Over Handling of Unaccompanied Children

Written by on January 29, 2016 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Government Agencies Under Fire Over Handling of Unaccompanied Children

Earlier this week, it was reported that in 2014, when thousands of Central American children arrived at our border seeking protection from severe violence at home, government agencies released some children to human traffickers and abusers. These children were forced to live and work in dangerous conditions. At the time, the government agency which released […]

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Four Immigration Issues Covered at the First Democratic Primary Debate

Written by on October 14, 2015 in Elections with 0 Comments
Four Immigration Issues Covered at the First Democratic Primary Debate

The first Democratic debate of the 2016 presidential campaign was held Tuesday in Nevada, which is home to 529,164 immigrants and the highest percentage of undocumented immigrants of any state. Yet the topic of immigration was not a major topic of discussion, receiving only a few minutes of attention in the 120 minute debate. Juan […]

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Immigrants Integrating As Well, If Not Better, Than Previous Generations, Report Finds

Written by on September 22, 2015 in Integration with 0 Comments
Immigrants Integrating As Well, If Not Better, Than Previous Generations, Report Finds

If you have been paying even a little attention to the Presidential debates, you might have picked up on the theme cast by some that there is something terribly wrong with today’s immigrants. That somehow they are not assimilating into U.S. society as well as the waves of immigrants who came before them. However, this […]

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How Should the U.S. Respond to the Syrian Refugee Crisis?

Written by on September 10, 2015 in Humanitarian Protection, Refugee Status with 1 Comment
How Should the U.S. Respond to the Syrian Refugee Crisis?

As the Syrian refugee crisis mounts, the United States is being pressured both internally and externally to take in more of the nearly 4 million refugees that have been displaced due to ongoing conflict in Syria. To date, the United States. has taken in 1,500, or less than 0.03 percent of the total in need. […]

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Annual Review of State-Level Immigration Policy Still Trending Pro-Immigrant

Written by on August 11, 2015 in Integration, State and Local with 0 Comments
Annual Review of State-Level Immigration Policy Still Trending Pro-Immigrant

After long legal battles over punitive, state anti-immigration laws like Arizona’s SB1070 and Alabama’s HB56, state governments learned the limits on what types of immigration policies they can set at the local level. Since then, states have begun moving in a new direction by more generally enacting state immigration laws that seek to protect, integrate […]

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Without Legalization, State Policies Remain Crucial to Healthy Communities

Written by on April 23, 2015 in State and Local with 0 Comments
Without Legalization, State Policies Remain Crucial to Healthy Communities

In the absence of meaningful immigration reform to address the situation of the millions of undocumented individuals living in the United States, state policies have become more and more important. One of the areas in which that is especially true is public health. It is unquestionable that healthy communities require broad access to health care. However, for […]

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Not All Members of Congress Recognize the Nation’s Role in Protecting Unaccompanied Minors

Written by on June 24, 2014 in Enforcement, Legislation, Refugee Status with 1 Comment
Not All Members of Congress Recognize the Nation’s Role in Protecting Unaccompanied Minors

The House Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing today entitled, “Dangerous Passage: The Growing Problem of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Border.” Committee members questioned the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson on the growing humanitarian crisis at our southern border. Thousands of children from Central America are arriving seeking protection from the violence […]

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Mission Not Yet Accomplished: The Affordable Care Act and Immigrants

Written by on May 19, 2014 in Family-Based Immigration, Legislation with 0 Comments
Mission Not Yet Accomplished: The Affordable Care Act and Immigrants

By Jenny Rejeske, Health Policy Analyst at the National Immigration Law Center. In the fall, Jirayut Latthivongskorn—known as “New” to friends and family—will make history. He’ll get one step closer to achieving his educational dreams by becoming the first DACAmented student at the renowned University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine. Even as New learns […]

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