Category Archives: Immigrant and Refugee Health

National Immigration Law Center: Federal Guidance on Public Charge

With President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration law and policy issued earlier this week, many immigrants, as well as health and human service providers, are gravely concerned about renewed attacks on immigrant eligibility for public benefits. One of Trump’s executive … Continue reading

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Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States

This executive order issued by President Donald Trump focuses on immigration law enforcement activities in the interior, non-border areas of the United States, and has the purpose to “direct executive departments and agencies to employ all lawful means to enforce the … Continue reading

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Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

On January 25, 2017, President Donald Trump issued two executive orders about federal immigration law and policy.  This executive order focuses on immigration enforcement policies at the U.S.-Mexico border.  Consistent with his campaign pledge, this executive order states that it … Continue reading

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Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum: Blueprint for a Better America – Ensuring Our Immigration System Advances the Health and Well-Being of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and All Immigrants

This policy brief from the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum outlines how comprehensive, common-sense immigration laws and policies can advance the health and well-being of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and all immigrants. Despite providing new opportunities, significant parts … Continue reading

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Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum: Immigrant Outreach – Applying Health Care Enrollment Best Practices to Deferred Action

This report from the Asian and Pacific American Health Forum describes how the lessons learned and best practices identified in conducting outreach to, and assisting immigrants, especially Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, enroll in health care insurance through the health … Continue reading

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Migration Policy Institute: Population Profiles on Unauthorized Immigrants

The Migration Policy Institute has published an online tool that provides state and  county-level data about the estimated 11.4 million unauthorized, or undocumented, immigrants residing in the United States.  Data is available for the 41 states and 94 counties with the … Continue reading

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Health Access: California’s Uneven Safety Net – A Survey of County Health Care

This 2013 report from Health Access describes county-funded “indigent” health care programs for low-income residents in California. While there are comprehensive county-based programs in counties such as San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Los Angeles, there are minimal … Continue reading

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University of California Los Angeles and University of California Berkeley: A Little Investment Goes A Long Way – Modest Cost to Expand Preventive and Routine Health Services to All Low-Income Californians

This analysis from the University of California Los Angeles Center for Health Policy Research and University of California Berkeley Labor Center estimates a relatively modest cost to the state of California to provide state-funded Medicaid (MediCal) to low-income California residents … Continue reading

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California Senate Bill 1005 Would Provide Health Insurance Coverage for All Immigrants, Including Undocumented

The California Legislature is currently considering Senate Bill 1005, authored by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), to expand Medicaid eligibility to California residents regardless of immigration status, and to establish a parallel state-based health insurance marketplace that would offer state-funded … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Fund: Undocumented and Uninsured – Barriers to Affordable Health Care for Immigrant Populations

This issue brief published by The Commonwealth Fund describes the barriers that undocumented immigrants face in accessing health care insurance coverage. The issue brief was prepared by the University of California Los Angeles Center for Health Policy Research. The Affordable … Continue reading

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