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Trump Administration Targets Children & Families in Communities of Color in Latest Immigration Regulation

Changes to Public Charge Could Put Health and Immigration Status at Risk for Millions WASHINGTON (September 24, 2018) – On September 22, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced it would issue a proposed regulation that would severely curtail the ability of immigrants to secure a green card by expanding the definition of “public charge” to include individuals who access non-cash safety-net programs such…

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Accessing Health and Nutrition Programs Would Put Immigration Status At-Risk for Millions

Trump Administration’s Proposed Changes to Public Charge Reverses Longstanding Policies and Principles   WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced a proposed regulation that could deny permanent resident status (“green cards”) or entry into the United States to immigrants who use a wide range of needed government services, including health insurance, nutrition programs…

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Census Data Shows Reversal of Progress in Reducing Uninsured for AAs and NHPIs

WASHINGTON – Today, new detailed data from the 2017 American Community Survey, analyzed by the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), shows that the historic progress in reducing uninsured rates for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AAs and NHPIs) have stopped or reversed. This reversal is likely due in part to…

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HHS Announces Navigator Funding with Deep Cuts

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Navigator grants for organizations providing health insurance enrollment assistance under the Navigator program. This grant announcement follows through on HHS’s previous statement that it would dramatically cut funding to $10 million, a 72% cut. This year, only 39 organizations will receive funding,…

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Leading National Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Announce Joint Opposition to Washington NFL Team Locating New Stadium in District of Columbi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Erin Weldon (202) 466-7767 Email: [email protected]g WASHINGTON, DC — Today, nine leading national civil rights and racial justice organizations formally announced their joint opposition to the Washington National Football League (NFL) team locating its new stadium in the District of Columbia unless the team agrees to drop the “Rword” racial slur…

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Trump Administration Must Comply with Family Reunification Deadline

WASHINGTON—By midnight tonight, the Trump Administration must comply with the court-imposed deadline to reunite all of the nearly 3000 children separated from their parents. The family separation policy was created when the Administration removed children from their parents at the border and has created a humanitarian crisis. Kathy Ko Chin, president and CEO of the…

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Supreme Court Nominee Endangers Health Care and Civil Rights

WASHINGTON – Following the President’s announcement that he intends to nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the following statement. “As the final arbiter of the law in this nation, the Supreme Court holds the lives and futures of all Americans in its…

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Muslim Travel Ban Decision an Affront to AA and NHPI Communities

WASHINGTON—Today, the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Trump v. Hawaii, also known as the Muslim travel ban case. “As an organization dedicated to racial and health equity, APIAHF is deeply disappointed in the Court’s decision in Trump v.…

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