All posts by Ray Garrido

Support the Migrant Exodus in the Border!

After migrants in the caravan arrived to Tijuana, they were met with teargas, bullets and an increasingly tough asylum seeking process. Many migrants and their families are camped along the border as they await this strenuous process. With limited resources, warmth, and access to food, shelter,and legal representation, we are calling on all people of conscious to support. 

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO TAKEN BY INGRID AND EDITED BY MOTIF PRODUCTIONS: HERE

Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network groups and leaders are looking for your support in successfully donating, delivering, and buying resources for migrants and refugees currently in Tijuana asylum seeker camps. DONATE HERE

Public Charge changes – Implications for Health Coverage

On September 22, 2018, the Trump Administration announced a proposed rule that would make changes to “public charge” policies. Under longstanding policy, the federal government can deny an individual entry into the U.S. or adjustment to legal permanent resident (LPR) status (i.e., a green card) if he or she is determined likely to become a public charge.

  • Under the proposed rule, officials would newly consider use of certain previously excluded programs, including Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy Program, and several housing programs, in public charge determinations.
  • The changes would likely lead to broad decreases in participation in Medicaid and other programs among legal immigrant families and their primarily U.S.-born children beyond those directly affected by the changes. Nationwide, over 19 million or one in four (25%) children live in a family with an immigrant parent, and nearly nine in ten (86%) of these children are citizens.
  • Decreased participation in these programs would contribute to more uninsured individuals and negatively affect the health and financial stability of families and the growth and healthy development of their children.

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