DRC – Your Health Matters – Take Charge!
Welcome to the Dream Resource Center’s first newsletter of the year!
Dream Summer, the DRC’s national 10-week internship program, closed its application period this past month and is moving forward with selecting program participants. If you applied to be a host organization or intern, stay tuned for an e-mail!
Healthy California, a project of Dream Summer working at the intersection of health care access and immigrant rights, has been busy!
Healthy California released:
· Your Health Matters! Enrolling in Medi-Cal as a California DACA Recipient
Created by: Carlos Juarez and Nidia De Leon, Healthy CA DREAM Summer Alumni
Will soon be available in Chinese, Thai, Tagalog, and Spanish
· UndocuComic – 1: Band-Aid Care Is Not Enough
- Undocumented & Uninsured, Pt. 3 – Pol[ICE] In My Head
- Pol[ICE] In My Head – Part 3 of Undocumented and Uninsured: A Five-Part Report on
Immigrant Youth and the Struggle to Access Health Care in California
- UndocuComic – 2: Health for All, Not for Some
Pol[ICE] In My Head Report – Webinar
Co-Hosted: UCLA Health Policy Center & The California Endowment
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 1 – 2 PM (PDT)
Dream Resource Center – Highlights
LA County Board of Supervisors, Human Relations Commission Award
February 11, 2015
The Dream Resource Center received the 2014 John Anson Ford Human Relations Award from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Former Secretary of Labor and Supervisor Hilda Solis presented the award. Thank you for building with us and continuing to make a difference!
Dream Summer Kick-Off Mixer
February 13, 2015
A big thank-you to all our Dream Summer alumni, host organizations, community leaders, and the office of Supervisor Hilda Solis for making our Dream Summer kick-off a success!
LA County Press Conference on DACA/DAPA
February 24, 2015
DRC Alumni Network Coordinator, Diego Sepulveda, shared his personal narrative during a LA County Board of Supervisors’ press conference held by Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl in support of DACA/DAPA and the implementation of a DACA/DAPA task force in the county. Take a look at the article in the Los Angeles Times: DACA/DAPA Press Conference
For more information: NILC: Frequently Asked Questions – DACA/DAPA
Dream Summer Alumni – Anthony Ng
February 23, 2015
Dream Summer Alumni (’12) Anthony Ng speaks on how DACA has impacted his life. Take a look at the video interview here and the LA Times article here where he talks about Asian Pacific Islander (API) DACA enrollment!
Dream Resource Center – In the News!
Asian Journal: The Filipino Community Newspaper since 1991
March 6, 2015
Asian Journal news coverage of the DRC’s “Your Health Matters: Enrolling in Medi-Cal as a California DACA Recipient” report.
Korea Daily News
March 7, 2015
Korea Daily News coverage of the DRC’s “Your Health Matters: Enrolling in Medi-Cal as a California DACA Recipient” report
Monday, March 9
Inquirer news coverage of the DRC’s “Your Health Matters: Enrolling in Medi-Cal as a California DACA Recipient” report. Dream Summer Alumni, Carlos Juarez & Nidia De Leon, are part of this article!
February 27, 2015
Family Unity, Family Health: An Inquiry on Federal Immigration Policy: How Immigration Reform Can Mean Better Health for Children and Families
The Economic Benefits of Expanding the Dream: DAPA and DACA Impacts on Los Angeles and California
Health Insurance and Demographics of California Immigrants Eligible for Deferred Action
Reorienting the Safety Net for the Remaining Uninsured: Findings from a Follow-Up Survey of County Indigent Health Programs
January 1, 2015 – undocumented individuals in California are able to obtain Driver’s Licenses because of SB60, signed into law by Gov. Brown in 2013.
March 4, 2015 – Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to pass Councilmember Gil Cedillo‘s resolution that supports any administrative and legislative action that would contest the Texas Federal District Court ruling suspending the President’s executive action on Immigration (DACA/DAPA). Take a look at the press release here: http://t.co/cIspewiQHU
September 28, 2014 – SB 1159 (D-Lara) signed into California law by Gov. Brown, which allows undocumented individuals to obtain professional licenses.
DACA / DAPA Injunction
On February 16, 2015, a federal district court in Texas has issued an order that temporarily blocks President Obama’s DAPA and “expanded” DACA initiatives from being implemented. This means that people will not be able to apply for DAPA or expanded DACA until the court issues an order that allows the initiatives to go forward. – National Immigration Law Center (<- click to find more information.)
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