Anthony Advincula

Editor, Writer and National Media Outreach Coordinator

Anthony Advincula is a New York-based editor, writer and national media outreach coordinator for New America Media (Pacific News Service). He was a former correspondent for the Associated Press and Jersey Journal, editor of The Filipino Express, and the communications director of the Independent Press Association-New York, where he co-edited Voices That Must Be Heard. In 2003 and 2004, he won several journalism awards at the New York Independent Press Awards for his investigative reporting on immigration and labor issues. He was a recipient of a number of journalism fellowships, including the New York Times Foreign Press Fellowship, Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting and National Institute on Drug Abuse's Addiction Studies Program for Journalists. He attended the University of the Philippines, Harvard University, and Columbia University, where he was awarded a Charles H. Revson Fellowship and received his dual master's degrees in journalism and public administration, with a concentration in urban and social public policy.


Immigration can be such a polarizing and delicate topic, with many people not comfortable talking about it. After nearly a year of reporting on the effects of trauma on the children of deported parents, I found some lessons and experiences have stayed with me.

As the nation prepares for the Affordable Care Act, some undocumented parents have found themselves in an immigration and health care bind: how do they enroll their child in a health care exchange without disclosing their immigration status?

Known as Housing for Health program, it is part of the LA County Department of Health Services that collaborates with nonprofit developers, community-based organizations and other government agencies to provide housing opportunities for homeless or nearly homeless population.

As the Medicaid expansion became a higher priority for lawmakers, two state bills that would eliminate a five-year waiting period to access a public health insurance program for at least 20,000 lawfully residing poor children failed to pass this year.