Undocumented

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Undocumented people and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipients are not eligible for the Affordable Care Act at the national level. 11 million people in the United States are undocumented. In California, an estimated 1 million are without care.

This exclusion leads people to delay care or accumulate thousands of dollars in medical debt. Some wait months or years for surgery on county lists, or even die. 

The wellness and health of our families depends on being able to access medical care and support services. With regular medical care and visits to the doctor, we can protect our loved ones from painful, expensive – and easily treatable – medical conditions.

Undocumented people are a fundamental part of our country, and our state of California. The undocumented community takes care of California every day, and it is important that California take care of us. Health care is a human right.

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Reports

Undocumented and Uninsured is the first study about and by immigrant youth on health care access. Researchers surveyed 550 immigrant youth throughout California–including undocumented youth and youth recently granted Deferred Action status.

Undocumented and Uninsured is a project of the Dream Resource Center at the UCLA Labor Center.

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Undocumented and Uninsured is a project of the Dream Resource Center at the UCLA Labor Center.

To set up interviews with immigrant youth/experts contact:
Stefanie Ritoper – (213) 375-4841, sritoper@ucla.edu

To connect with UndocuCAREvan participants, contact:
Betsy Estudillo – (213) 422-7833, bestudillo@caimmigrant.org

CIRCLES

The CIRCLE Project provides healing circles for immigrant youth throughout Southern California. For more information, contact Imelda Plascencia.

The Circle Project

The CIRCLE Project Collective of Immigrant Resilience through Community Led Empowerment

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