Farmworker Maria Flores’s face breaks into a broad smile when she is told that soon her 14-year-old Mexico-born daughter, Ana, will be eligible for the state’s full-scope Medi-Cal program, under the Health For All Kids program set to launch May 16.
Somewhere, in some corner of his mind, 25-year-old Brian Cheong was aware since he was in middle school that he, like the rest of his family, was undocumented.
On January 23, he was among about 100 Contra Costa County residents who enrolled in health care services at an event hosted by Healthy Richmond and other partners at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium.
People don’t realize that when you deport someone, you are hurting their entire family and community.
I should know.
A day after the 5th Circuit announced its ruling against the Obama administration’s executive actions on immigration, immigrant rights leaders said now is the time to act.
African immigrants in the Bay Area are upset that many of them have to go through a secondary review process in order to apply for a California driver’s license under AB 60.
But DMV officials say the reason some countries don’t appear on the list of acceptable passports has to do with security requirements, not geography.
Knowing your rights in the workplace can be the difference between being exploited and getting a living wage. That was a key message for women immigrants at the third annual API Women’s Summit that took place in September in Oakland.
In May 2016, California will become the fifth state to allow undocumented children from low-income families to enroll in comprehensive health care.
Interview, RP Editors
Editor’s Note: Richmond High School tutor Ivan Rodriguez helps more than 100 students who don’t speak English understand their teachers and get through high school. Most of the students are from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico
By Melvin Willis
Contra Costa County supervisors voted 4-1 on Sept. 22 to enact a new pilot program that — pending matching funds from local hospitals — would provide health care coverage to potentially thousands of undocumented immigrants for the next year.