News Round Up In-Brief
- A recent study finds that undocumented youth, known as the “Dreamers,” are becoming increasingly disenchanted with political parties in the US.
- Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan instructed public schools not to deny enrollment to children of undocumented immigrants, reminding districts that current practices may violate federal law.
- A recent New York Times editorial discusses inattention to complaints regarding Border Patrol agents’ abusive or threatening behavior.
- Lawmakers in California have proposed a bill to include health care coverage for undocumented immigrants, closing a gap created by the Affordable Care Act.
- Inspired by a commentary from the National Institute for Latino Policy, some Latinos have begun questioning whether immigration concerns are drowning out other issues in the Latino community.
- California legislators have also proposed a bill to allow undocumented immigrants a license to practice medicine, following Florida’s efforts to allow undocumented immigrants the right to apply for a license to practice law.
- Focusing on sexual assault in particular, Kimberly Inez McGuire reminds readers that increased health risks for Latina women do not stop at the border.
- In a recent town hall meeting, Republican Representative Mike Mulvaney of South Carolina argued against a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrant in the US and promoted additional border security measures.
- Protesters gathered in San Antonio to demand immigration reform during House Speaker John Boehner’s visit.
- Contrary to rhetoric suggesting undocumented immigrants are a “drain on the healthcare system,” a recent study shows undocumented immigrants are less likely to use health services than US citizens.
- Latino enrollment in services provided through the Affordable Care Act is lower than projected, suggesting potential fear of using services that involves providing information to government authorities.
- At an Oregon May Day rally, protestors called for undocumented immigrants to receive drivers’ licenses.
- Hundreds of Central American migrants are stranded in Mexico after a train line began enforcing bans on stowaways.
- A recent story on Canada’s cuts to refuge services in 2012 highlights how the policy harmed children.
- Australia recently moved away from privatization by transferring healthcare, education, and policing services in detention centers from private contractors to state governments.
- A recent study in Costa Rica dispels notions of immigrants as a burden to the country’s public health care system.
Ruth DeSouza has a recent post about immigrant families in Australia in detention.
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