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Jacqueline García's blog posts

posted 06/21/2022
Known as the public charge rule, it allowed the government to deny green cards to people who received Medicaid, food stamps, rental support and other essential forms of non-cash aid.
posted 05/18/2022
"I never talked about this because it is taboo," said a Los Angeles mother of three.
posted 11/09/2021
Will fears of the Trump-era “public charge” rule keep immigrants from signing up?
posted 07/30/2021
Child care workers are not required to get the vaccine — yet.
posted 06/10/2021
Dozens of musicians have died. Hundreds have been infected. With no other source of income, many had no choice but to risk viral exposure and perform.
posted 02/12/2021
A couple dreamed of having children. But their hopes and plans did not include lockdown, loneliness, and a chaotic, overwhelmed health care system.
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.

Jacqueline García's Blog

Known as the public charge rule, it allowed the government to deny green cards to people who... more »
posted 06/21/22
"I never talked about this because it is taboo," said a Los Angeles mother of three. more »
posted 05/18/22
Will fears of the Trump-era “public charge” rule keep immigrants from signing up? more »
posted 11/09/21

Jacqueline García's Work

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.

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.

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 »