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Hope Is Waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Texas and 25 other states filed a lawsuit to block President Obama's November 2014 executive action to help keep immigrant families together. The DAPA and expanded DACA initiatives would help parents remain in the U.S. temporarily to work, further their education, and support their families.

Five Things Immigrant and Mixed-Status Families Should Know about Enrolling in the ACA

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.12.2016 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

As open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gets underway, we know there are people eligible for coverage who remain uninsured and are looking for information and resources to understand their options and get covered.

Immigration Status Adds Layer of Complexity to ACA Enrollment

National Council of La Raza | Posted 03.29.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The promise of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can only be met once everyone who is eligible and in need of health coverage receives it. This is especially true for the Latino community, which stands to benefit the most from the new health care law, but only if more of us enroll.

5 Things Latinos Should Know About Getting Covered Under the Affordable Care Act

National Council of La Raza | Posted 03.16.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

More Latinos lack health insurance than any other group in the U.S., so it is crucial that they take the opportunity to obtain coverage under the ACA. While significant improvements have been made to the enrollment process, some Latinos still face challenges.

Torn Apart: Immigration and the American Family

Grown And Flown | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Grown And Flown

We are a compassionate nation. We look back with sadness and horror at parents and children separated in centuries past, and then turn our heads when it happens in our day. The separation of parents and children is not confined to history.

Janell Ross

Immigrants And Their Families Optimistic About Reform Ahead Of Obama Speech | Janell Ross | Posted 01.30.2013 | Latino Voices

For some couples, the morning kiss goodbye is an act as routine and emotionally involved as pulling on a winter coat or downing a cup of coffee. But w...

Living In A Mixed-Status Home

Nancy Meza | Posted 06.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Nancy Meza

Undocumented immigrants do not live in isolation; we are integral members of of our communities. We are people's brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, loved ones, friends, neighbors and co-workers.

Too Close for Comfort: President Obama Should Meet With Families of Unauthorized Immigrants

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 08.27.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

Now that President Obama has met with influential Latinos, legislators, and community advocates, he should request a meeting with US-citizen families who live with unauthorized immigrant loved ones.

Peaceful Revolution:Arizona's New Immigration Law and the "92 Percent Situation"

Mary Olivella | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mary Olivella

Children who live in poverty will not be able to contribute their full talents to the future of America. We need all of our country's children, including Latino children, to be operating at their full capacity.