Immigrant Families

Immigrant Families

District Court Finds Public Charge Rules are Against Public’s Best Interest but Appeals Court Limits Injunction to Three States

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended every aspect of our lives – health, work, home life, financial stability – and for immigrant communities, COVID-19 has changed the public charge rules, too. At the end of July 2020, nationwide injunctions blocked the implementation, application, and enforcement of the new public charge rules that went into effect in […]

Nevada Senator joins conversation about disparities in Latino communities during pandemic

This Is Reno By: Bianca Wright On July 16, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, representatives from UnidosUS—the United States’s largest Latino non-profit advocacy organization—and Congressman Joaquin Castro gathered on a conference call to discuss the latest report from UnidosUS, a document that describes how Latino people in the U.S. have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus […]

New Report Finds Chilling Effect, Avoidance of Health Care Services Among Immigrant Families

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the US, public health experts have emphasized the disparate impact the virus is having on certain groups – those over 65 years old (especially in congregate care settings), those with underlying health conditions, and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN), Black, and Latino communities. Immigrants are also disproportionately […]

Fact Sheets: Latino Children’s Health Coverage

State officials’ decisions about coverage options, especially in times of crises, have a profound effect on children and can exacerbate pre-existing racial and ethnic disparities. For notes on methodology, visit this page. Arizona Fact Sheet California Fact Sheet Florida Fact Sheet Georgia Fact Sheet Nevada Fact Sheet Texas Fact Sheet For more resources on Latino […]

Methodology: Latino Children’s Coverage Health Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets are additional analyses building upon the following brief report: Whitener, K., Lopez, S., Roygardner, L. & Snider, M. (2020). Decade of Success for Latino Children’s Health Now in Jeopardy (March 10, 2020). Unless otherwise noted, the data cited is based on Georgetown University Center for Children and Families analysis of the U.S. Census […]

DACA is here to stay… for now

Today, the Supreme Court rejected the Trump Administration’s decision to terminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), finding that the move was a violation of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) because it was arbitrary and capricious. (This may sound familiar – it’s the same problem the Administration has faced in the litigation surrounding Medicaid work […]