“We Count for Nothing:” Immigrant Workers Learn About Health Options

“We Count for Nothing:” Immigrant Workers Learn About Health Options

GRATON, Calif. — Yard workers, floor installers, car mechanics, carpenters, painters, cleaning women and farm workers – some undocumented, others with legal status – gathered at the Centro Laboral De Graton facility here recently to hear why they should take advantage of all the health programs available to them, instead of withdrawing into the shadows because of the xenophobic climate created by the Trump administration.

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LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCILMAN CURREN PRICE TO HOST CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE AND POLITICS BETWEEN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN AND LATINO COMMUNITY

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCILMAN CURREN PRICE TO HOST CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE AND POLITICS BETWEEN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN AND LATINO COMMUNITY

Councilmember Curren Price—joined by the Stanford Black Alumni Association of Southern California and Walter Thompson-Hernandez, a Los Angeles-based multimedia journalist—will host on June 4 an open dialogue that examines the current race and political climate between the black and brown community in South Los Angeles.

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How To Obtain Green Card for a Family Member of a U.S. Citizen

If you are an American citizen and your family member is an “Immediate Relative” and you would like to obtain permanent residency otherwise known as a green card here are some facts to consider:

“Immediate relatives” of a U.S. citizen are defined as a spouse, unmarried children under the age of 21, and parents. Immediate relatives always have a visa number immediately available.

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Yee -Ha! 2017 OLL Family Fun Days Wild West Weekend OLL Family Fun Days Carnival - Wild West

Yee -Ha! 2017 OLL Family Fun Days Wild West Weekend

As editor and publisher of The Immigrant Magazine, I not only get the chance to explore the beautiful and diverse cultures that make up the fabric of the USA but also to represent and bring resources to communities. It is in this spirit therefore that while working on outreach on behalf of the newly opened Comprehensive Community Healthcare Centers, Sunland (CCHC Sunland) I noticed a carnival coming up in Tujunga close to CCHC and just could not resist attending.

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Day Laborers Urged to Take Advantage of Available Health Coverage

Day Laborers Urged to Take Advantage of Available Health Coverage

OAKLAND, Calif. – Some undocumented parents are not enrolling their children in a free, full-scope health care program for fear their information will reach the federal government’s hand, says Street Level Health Project worker Norma Calmo.

Nor will they enroll in the food stamps program, even if it means having to make do with very little to eat.

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Anxiety Grips California Students Amid Immigration Crackdown

Anxiety Grips California Students Amid Immigration Crackdown

Amid news of stepped-up deportation efforts under President Donald Trump, many of the estimated 700,000 public school students in California who have at least one undocumented parent are living in constant fear that their families will be torn apart. This story originally appeared in the California Health Report.

Each time 17-year-old Stephanie gets a call or text message on her cell phone at school, her heart starts pounding and her hands begin to sweat.

“I think, ‘Oh my God, they took them. This is it,’” said the Ventura County high school student. “I can’t concentrate on what’s going on.”

While at school, Stephanie texts her mom constantly to check on her, something she never used to do. At home, she races to be the person to answer each time the phone rings or there’s a knock at the door. Late at night, she lies awake wondering how she’ll take care of her two younger siblings if her parents get deported.

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Chronically Ill People Say Repeal Vote is a Death Sentence

SAN FRANCISCO – In 2011, San Diego resident Spike Dolomite found out she had late stage breast cancer. She and her husband were “cash poor and only a miracle could save me,” she said to herself at the time.

Luckily for her, the Affordable Care Act allowed her to aggressively treat her breast cancer and send it into remission. Her coverage allows her to continue to be monitored by her doctors and live a normal life.

Now, like millions of other people across the country, she’s terrified she’ll become uninsured again. On May 4, the House voted 217-213 to gut the ACA, making health insurance unaffordable to an estimated 24 million people nationwide, 4 million of them in California.

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