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Jacqueline García's collaborative reports

Como manera de ayudar a los inmigrantes a lidiar con estas situaciones tan difíciles, ha surgido un nuevo conjunto de prácticas dentro de las clínicas que prestan servicios a una gran cantidad de pacientes indocumentados.
Some Southern California clinics and health centers are borrowing the “sanctuary” concept from religious groups and some California cities by presenting themselves as safe zones from immigration enforcement.
La nueva regla de inadmisibilidad impactará directamente a los inmigrantes que reciban uno o más beneficios públicos-como Medi-Cal o estampillas de comida- designados durante más de 12 meses en un período de 36 meses. 
The Trump administration’s final “public charge” rule has sown confusion among immigration communities who wonder if using public benefits will hurt their chances of becoming legal residents.
For the uninsured in Los Angeles, buying needed medication often means visiting informal street medicine markets like the one in the MacArthur Park area and taking a chance on their health.
En un momento donde la salud de los californianos—con o sin documentos legales—se ha vuelto un tema vital en el estado de California, los “navegadores de salud” se han convertido una pieza fundamental para solicitar al complicado sistema de cobertura de salud.
With health care leading much of California’s legislative agenda, a state program that connects people to health services has become a vital gateway for millions of uninsured residents.

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.

Collaborative Reporting

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