Immigrant Families

Immigrant Families

DACA Grantees Can Now Access Marketplace Coverage

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently finalized a rule that will allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) grantees to access Marketplace coverage starting in November. Under the new rules, DACA grantees will be able to purchase qualified health plans (QHPs) in the Marketplaces and receive financial help in the form […]

Biden Administration Takes Step to Improve DACA Grantees’ Access to Health Coverage, Congress and States Should Do More

Following up on President Biden’s announcement earlier this month, HHS released a proposed rule that would make DACA grantees eligible for Marketplace coverage and some Medicaid/CHIP coverage. This is an important step in the right direction – removing unnecessary and unjustified barriers to health coverage for DACA grantees – but there is more work to […]

DACA Grantees Move Step Closer to Affordable Health Coverage

The Biden Administration made an important announcement today – the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will soon release a proposed rule that would finally give Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) grantees access to health care coverage. Under current law, DACA grantees are ineligible for Medicaid, CHIP, and Marketplace coverage even though other, […]

New Report Underscores Need to Reassure Immigrant Families

Researchers from the Urban Institute have documented the chilling effects of the Trump-era public charge regulation and other anti-immigrant policies for the past several years. Unfortunately, new research confirms that families are continuing to avoid public programs due to immigration-related concerns, despite having material hardships such as food insecurity, unmet medical needs, and problems paying […]

Restoring the Public Charge Policy

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a final regulation that restores longstanding public charge policy, effective December 23, 2022. This comes after attempts by the Trump Administration to radically expand the scope and nature of the public charge test, making it much harder for some immigrants to adjust their status and discouraging many more […]