Bill To Protect the Health of Undocumented Californians Clears Key Health Committee

Yesterday evening, members of the Assembly Health Committee passed AB 4 (Bonta, Chiu, and Santiago), which would provide access to comprehensive Medi-Cal coverage for all low-income Californians, regardless of immigration status. The bill is moving through the legislature at a time when the Trump administration’s policies have heightened a climate of fear and anti-immigrant rhetoric and harmed the physical and mental health of entire immigrant communities.

중앙일보: LA카운티 '메저 EE' 찬반 논란 가열

'메저 EE'는 LA통합교육구(LAUSD)의 예산 확보를 위해 부동산 소유주에게 스퀘어피트당 0.16달러의 '파슬 택스(parcel tax)'를 12년 간 부과하자는 내용이다. LA카운티 내 중간 주택 규모가 1450스퀘어피트인 점을 감안하면 주택소유주 입장에서는 1년에 235달러의 부담이 느는 셈이다. 65세 이상 시니어나 장애인은 이 세금 대상자에서 제외됐다. '메저 EE'가 통과될 경우 LA통합교육구는 연간 5억 달러의 예산을 확보할 수 있을 것으로 추산된다. LA통합교육구 측은 새로 확보되는 예산으로 교사와 상담사, 학교 간호사를 고용해 학급당 학생수를 낮추고 교사봉급 인상분을 해결하겠다는 계획이다.

Job Announcement: Policy Director (Virginia/DC)

Founded by local community-based organizations in 1994, NAKASEC’s mission is to organize Korean and Asian Americans to achieve social, racial and economic justice.  NAKASEC’s Affiliates empower the most vulnerable community members including the low-income, recent immigrants, limited English proficient, undocumented, youth, women, and seniors. The Policy Director will lead NAKASEC’s work to implement its federal policy agenda.  NAKASEC’s policy agenda is created and informed by its grassroots bases. 

Tell Your Legislators to Support #Health4All and protect Californian's Health

Take action to protect the health of ALL Californians, including our undocumented community members! Tell your legislators to support access to comprehensive Medi-Cal for all low-income Californians, regardless of immigration status. Sign & share this #Health4All petition from the Health4All Coalition and Courage Campaign today.

WaPo: Durbin and Graham introduce bill to protect ‘dreamers’

Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) reintroduced long-stalled legislation Tuesday to create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. The legal status of “dreamers,” as those immigrants are commonly known, has been a major flash point in the immigration policy debate since President Trump rolled back an Obama-era order protecting them from deportation. He was later blocked by a federal appeals court, but dreamers still live with uncertainty.

Senators introduce legislation to protect TPS recipients

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) introduced the Safe Environment from Countries Under Repression and in Emergency (SECURE) Act. This legislation would allow qualified Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients to apply for legal permanent residency.  Jonathan Paik, Executive Director of KRC, said, “Termination of the Temporary Status Program (TPS) also impacts Asian Americans. We applaud Senator Van Hollen for advocating for much needed relief for TPS recipients across the country. We understand this is a stepping stone towards citizenship for all.”

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