Help us make our $25,000 match. Become a member today!

Move to End DACA Leaves Some Young Immigrants Fearing for Their Health

By Anna Gorman, Barbara Feder Ostrov, California Healthline/El Tecolote

The Trump administration’s controversial decision on Tuesday to scrap the DACA program does more than put nearly 800,000 “Dreamers” in fear of deportation and losing their jobs. It threatens the health care of thousands of young adults who either have job-based insurance or whose incomes qualify them for Medicaid in California and several other states.

“I am very upset,” said Paulina Ruiz, a cerebral palsy patient and Medi-Cal recipient who organizes for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles and lives near the city. “I don’t know what’s going to happen to my health.”

Please read the complete story at California Healthline/El Tecolote.