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While U.S. teen birth rates have continued to decrease across all races and ethnicities, disparities persist. In 2014, nearly 75 percent of the teen births in Fresno County California were to Hispanic mothers.
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Many Filipino undocumented immigrants remain fearful of seeking out helath care, even with the heightened outreach campaign for health care for undocumented children that began in May 2016.
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Many immigrants are now afraid to leave their homes for work or school for fear of being arrested and deported. This climate of fear has made children in these familes newly vulnerable to what psychologists call "toxic stress."
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The anxiety is so great that some undocumented adults have at times put themselves under a form of house arrest due to fears of being picked up by ICE agents.
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After Omar Chavez suffered a back injury at the restaurant where he worked, his family lost its home. They now live in a trailer bought at a junkyard. Such stories of back pain gone wrong are common among immigrant workers.
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Parents of undocumented children who qualify for California’s Medicaid program have asked to be unenrolled or have their information scrubbed from databases.
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Cristina Sprague, a nurse practitioner in San Francisco, says the irony for many Filipino caregivers is that they often work 16-hour shifts as care providers but can’t provide care for their own children.
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Castulo Estrada grew up in Oasis, a mobile home community on the east side of Coachella, Calif. The way he describes it, Coachella is divided in two parts: the west side and the east side. On the west side, there are beautiful homes with large front and backyards. Fifteen percent of all golf courses
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In many Asian communities, mental illness remains mired in stigma. A reporter in Orange County, Calif. explores how members of Korean, Vietnamese and Arab communities are affected by this barrier to care.
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As two journalists spoke to seniors throughout some of L.A.'s most ethnically diverse communities, no other issue bubbled up as often and as urgently as the lack of affordable housing.

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