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Immigration News Today: Healthcare for DACA Recipients

Fisayo Okare

Apr 14, 2023

While DACA has improved the lives of more than 600,000 dreamers, the volatility of the program has impacted the mental health of those who anxiously wait for a permanent solution.

Santos Veloz at a rally for citizenship last year. Photo courtesy of Eva Santos Veloz, United We Dream

Just have a minute? Here are the top stories you need to know about immigration.

New York

Uber to fund an e-bike buy-back program for delivery workers in New York to help combat battery fires:
The company also said it would support an additional fee on food deliveries to help workers afford safer options. The news follows the recent death of two children on Monday to an e-bike fire. — The Verge  

How to apply for public housing in NYC: 
Individuals are eligible to apply if they are U.S. citizens or have eligible immigration status, or if at least one household member is a U.S. citizen or a non-citizen with eligible immigration status. — Read the full guide on Documented share

How to access food benefit programs for eligible immigrants: 
Access to nutritious food is a challenge for many immigrants, but New York’s SNAP and food stamps can help. — Read our guide on how to apply for SNAP, find food pantries, and more share

Migration Policy Institute to hold event on strengthening health services for unaccompanied children: 
The virtual conversation on April 24 marks the end of a 2022 project by MPI and the American Academy of Pediatrics to study unaccompanied children’s access to health services after release from federal custody. — Read more share

Around the U.S.

Mexican migration chief to be charged over fire, but keep job: 
Mexico President Obrador’s choice to retain Francisco Garduño contrasts with the federal attorney general’s decision to indict Garduño for his involvement in the fire that caused 40 deaths. — ABC News share

ICE deported him to Afghanistan, then flew him back to L.A.: 
The hasty deportation and subsequent return of one man suggests ICE is repatriating individuals to other countries, including dangerous ones, without adequately reviewing their cases. — L.A. Times (Paywall) share  

Washington D.C.

Biden moves to expand Medicaid and ACA health coverage for Dreamers: 
President Biden announced that the Department of Health and Human Services will propose a rule to expand Medicaid and Affordable Care Act coverage to DACA recipients. — Watch here 

This summary was featured in Documented’s Early Arrival newsletter. You can subscribe to receive it in your inbox three times per week here.

Fisayo Okare

Fisayo writes Documented’s "Early Arrival" newsletter and "Our City" column. She is an MSc. graduate of Columbia Journalism School, New York, and earned her BSc. degree in Mass Comm. from Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos.




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