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Jacqueline García's blog posts

posted 11/18/2020
Four siblings living in a converted garage struggle to learn — with spotty WiFi and no headphones.
posted 08/04/2020
Can a new strategy targeting the hardest-hit communities help bring the surging epidemic under control?
posted 06/25/2020
As DACA is spared, a journalist reflects on the program that helped her realize her dreams, get a job, and tell the stories of people forced to live in the shadows.
posted 11/08/2019
A Los Angeles reporter reflects on her own immigration story — and how 1994's Proposition 187 seeped into her family's new life in California.
posted 09/08/2016
A reporter explores what Obamacare has meant for the health of DACA recipients and their undocumented family members. For many such families, reform has result in a patchwork quilt of eligibility.
posted 03/08/2016

Of the more than 836,000 young immigrants who've applied for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a significant number have been able to continue their higher education, apply for college and receive financial aid. But health coverage has been trickier.

Jacqueline García's Blog

Four siblings living in a converted garage struggle to learn — with spotty WiFi and no headphones. more »
posted 11/18/20
Can a new strategy targeting the hardest-hit communities help bring the surging epidemic under... more »
posted 08/04/20
As DACA is spared, a journalist reflects on the program that helped her realize her dreams, get a... more »
posted 06/25/20

Jacqueline García's Work

Stephanie Martinez has health insurance, but like many in her situation, her road to coverage was complicated by her family’s mixed-immigration status and household income.

Senate Bill 10, recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, could open the door to coverage for DACA recipients and undocumented residents currently excluded from ACA exchange coverage.

For many of the young immigrants who applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status, getting health insurance has not been easy. For others, it hasn’t been a priority.

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Los trabajadores agrícolas indígenas y sus familias a menudo desconocen los servicios de salud... more »
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Language barriers mean indigenous farmworkers and their families often don’t know about available... more »