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The Affordable Care Act / Obamacare: What’s in it for Immigrant Families?

November 21, 2013
Para leer este artículo en español, haga clic aquí . “Will parents be asked for immigration documents if they try to enroll their child in a health insurance plan?” “Are there healthcare options for me as an adult immigrant?” At the time of the launch of the health insurance marketplace in early...
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My Kids Participated in “A Wish for the Holidays” – Here’s How Yours Can, Too

November 12, 2013
Like every other parent out there, the winter holidays are crazy for my husband and me. Holiday shopping, the squirreling away of gifts, meals and decorations occur on top of full-time jobs and a household that includes two children. But the holidays are also a time of sit-down meals and moments of...
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Passing Immigration Reform Would Be a Boost to Our Local Economy

November 1, 2013
As a mother, grandmother and small business owner in Porterville, California, I can say for sure that each day the U.S. House of Representatives fails to act on immigration reform is a lost opportunity for our community. This negligence is mostly felt by women and children who make up two-thirds of...
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LATISM '13 (Video and Pics Included!)

October 23, 2013
Photo below from left to right: me; Sylvia Aguilera, director of government relations for McDonald's Corporation; Jes Sofia Valle, CEO of the Bloggers of Health network; Ana Roca Castro, founder of LATISM, education tech developer and CEO of Plaza Familia ; and Laurita Tellado, the force behind the...
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“I’m glad other women who go to the jail here will not suffer what I went through”: Nashville case against shackling finally resolved after five years

October 18, 2013
Earlier this year, I had the privilege to participate in the "Rethinking Prisons" conference at Vanderbilt University. Being on that campus, I was inspired to tell the audience about the brave Nashville resident who stood up for her dignity and sued the county sheriff for shackling her during labor...
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Signing of TRUST Act makes 2013 "Year of the Immigrant" in CA

October 7, 2013
Today marks the dawn of a new era in California's immigrant communities. This victory belongs first and foremost to the brave undocumented Californians facing deportation after minor or wrongful arrests who came forward from the shadows and told their stories in hopes that other community members...
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Immigrants are Media Makers Telling Their Own Stories at the #11MillionDreams Storython.

September 26, 2013
There are more than 11 Million undocumented people living, working, and dreaming in the USA. We need to hear their voices and stories loud and clear during the debates over immigration policy reform. Those voices, reflections of lived experiences, should be centered and uplifted. On October 5th and...
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You're Invited: WEBINAR on Immigrant Health Coverage Eligibility and Enrollment

September 24, 2013
Health Insurance for Immigrant Families in the ACA Era Please register here and share widely! Thursday, September 26 10:00-11:00am PST/1:00-2:00pm EST Presented by the National Immigration Law Center and the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University The webinar will provide a...
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Obamacare Brings Millions Out of the Shadows of the Uninsured

September 24, 2013
With enrollment for health care insurance set to open in a few days, public opinion polls show there is still much confusion about how Obamacare will work. Congressional opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are using the current state of bewilderment to try to stop the health care program...
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Engaging in Civil Disobedience for Health Justice for Immigrant Women and Children

September 24, 2013
When I was invited to join in a civil disobedience action that would lead to my arrest, I was terrified. What if I started crying when the police put me into handcuffs? So I asked around: what could I expect? How would it feel when I was arrested? What would happen? The clearest advice I got was, “...
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