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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


Coming Soon

  • 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)

Register HERE!

Visit www.undocumentedanduninsured.org 

to learn your health rights, find local health resources, enroll into Medi-Cal and access healthcare research on undocumented immigrants!

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!

DRC Award


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!

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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

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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!

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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.

Coverage: Asian Journal – Immigrant Youth Encourage Peers to Apply for Medical


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

Coverage: Korea Daily News – 추방유예 불체 청소년도 메디캘 혜택 많아요



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!

Coverage: Undocumented California Youth Can Get Health Care But Many Don’t Know It



February 27, 2015

Coverage: Undocumented & Uninsured Release – Your Health Matters!


Family Unity, Family Health: An Inquiry on Federal Immigration Policy: How Immigration Reform Can Mean Better Health for Children and Families

June 2013



The Economic Benefits of Expanding the Dream: DAPA and DACA Impacts on Los Angeles and California

January 2015



Health Insurance and Demographics of California Immigrants Eligible for Deferred Action

March 2015



Reorienting the Safety Net for the Remaining Uninsured: Findings from a Follow-Up Survey of County Indigent Health Programs

March 2015




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.)


#StandWithNanHui and Stop the Deportation! Reunite a Domestic Violence Survivor with Her Daughter!


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