Why it is Critical to Voice our support for healthcare within immigration reform

Here are some recent articles commenting on the current state of health care and immigration reform as issues, and more importantly, why both must NOT be treated as separate.


“Immigrant healthcare bills stump House group”

As the House’s own proposal for immigration reform is receiving its finishing touches, healthcare for the 11 million undocumented stands as the last question in discussion.


Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-immigrant-health-care-bills-stump-house-group-20130523,0,7875462.story


“Do Aspiring Citizens Have Access to Affordable Health Care & Benefits Under S. 744?”

NILC has developed a FAQ regarding the health/benefits eligibility rules for individuals granted status under S.744.  The FAQ represents what is in the original, introduced bill (without amendments).  This FAQ will be updated after all amendments have been voted on and the bill moves out of committee.

Please feel free to share this FAQ with your networks.

Kathy Ko Chin, APIAHF Speaks on Heritage Foundation’s attacks on Immigration Reform

“If we are truly committed to fixing our immigration system — and indeed the strong bipartisan support overwhelmingly suggests so — we would be wise to not let anti-immigrant rhetoric cloud the fact that immigrants make significant economic contributions to our nation.”

-Kathy Ko Chin, Executive Director of Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) speaking on the Heritage Foundation’s attacks on immigration reform


Livestream the Senate Bill NOW!

Tuesday May 14th –TODAY– will see the amendments related to Title IV being marked up. These are related to non-immigrant visas. For those of you interested in following the Senate Bill’s Markup process — There is a livestream happening NOW. Watch Below!


via C-span.

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