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.
Maria Perez’ mother Gema describes her family’s first years of living in the United States as “very frightening.” Undocumented, they didn’t speak the language and had no friends or relatives nearby.
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.
First Person, Miguel Garcia | We’Ced
If someone asked me what the proudest moment of my life has been, without a doubt I’d say the moment I received an acceptance letter from UC Davis. I vividly recall sprinting to the garage to tell my parents the big news. Two years later, I found myself back home in Merced, deep in student debt and without a degree, reflecting on where it all went wrong.