mixed status families
Texas and 25 other states filed a lawsuit to block President Obama's November 2014 executive action to help keep immigrant families together. The DAPA and expanded DACA initiatives would help parents remain in the U.S. temporarily to work, further their education, and support their families.
As open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gets underway, we know there are people eligible for coverage who remain uninsured and are looking for information and resources to understand their options and get covered.
The promise of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can only be met once everyone who is eligible and in need of health coverage receives it. This is especially true for the Latino community, which stands to benefit the most from the new health care law, but only if more of us enroll.
More Latinos lack health insurance than any other group in the U.S., so it is crucial that they take the opportunity to obtain coverage under the ACA. While significant improvements have been made to the enrollment process, some Latinos still face challenges.
We are a compassionate nation. We look back with sadness and horror at parents and children separated in centuries past, and then turn our heads when it happens in our day. The separation of parents and children is not confined to history.
Full Segment:Mixed-status families, where some members are citizens and others are not, are particularly affected by the prospects for immigration reform.
Undocumented immigrants do not live in isolation; we are integral members of of our communities. We are people's brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, loved ones, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
Now that President Obama has met with influential Latinos, legislators, and community advocates, he should request a meeting with US-citizen families who live with unauthorized immigrant loved ones.
Children who live in poverty will not be able to contribute their full talents to the future of America. We need all of our country's children, including Latino children, to be operating at their full capacity.