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Leading Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Support and Applaud the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s National Day of Racial Healing, January 21, 2020

New York, NY. With daily race motivated hate crimes happening globally, pausing to participate in a National Day of Racial Healing (#NDORH) is vitally important. On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, many organizations, individuals, and communities will be taking collective action during the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s fourth annual National Day of Racial Healing to celebrate our…

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APIAHF Condemns U.S. Court of Appeals Affordable Care Act Decision

WASHINGTON —Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in a 2-1 decision held the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional and instructed the lower court, which had previously held the ACA unconstitutional, to determine whether the remaining portions of the ACA can stand. “APIAHF is extremely disappointed in the…

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Joint Statement: Trump Administration Issues SNAP Regulations to Deny Food Benefits to Those Most Vulnerable

WASHINGTON —Last week, the administration announced it had finalized a proposed rule that would result in nearly 700,000 people losing access to food benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. The proposal is one of three that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued that would collectively,…

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At Start of Open Enrollment, APIAHF Expresses Concern about Trends in Uninsured

Tomorrow, November 1st, marks the beginning of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) annual open enrollment period. As we kick off our efforts to educate consumers about their health care options for 2020, APIAHF has analyzed new data from the American Community Survey (ACS). The analysis reveals a concerning reversal in the progress made toward decreasing…

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Bipartisan Bill will Restore Medicaid Coverage for COFA Citizens

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Steve Womack (R-AR), Ed Case (D-HI) and Gregorio Sablan (D-MP) introduced the Covering Our FAS Allies Act (COFA Act), a bill to reinstate Medicaid eligibility for the more than 61,000 citizens of the Freely Associated States living in the United States…

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Public Charge Rule Blocked is a Win for Immigrant Families

WASHINGTON – Earlier today, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a preliminary nationwide injunction prohibiting the Trump administration from enforcing its public charge rule before it was to take effect on October 15th. Since that ruling, additional federal district courts have issued similar injunctions. The discriminatory public charge rule…

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Trump Administration Continues Assault on Immigrant Families Seeking to Reunite

WASHINGTON – Last Friday, President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation that would deny visas to many categories of immigrants unless they have approved health insurance or can prove they have the financial resources to pay for reasonably foreseeable medical costs. The Proclamation applies to individuals abroad seeking immigrant visas, including spouses and parents of U.S.…

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National Racial Justice Coalition Issues Statement on District Court Ruling in Students for Fair Admission v. Harvard

We are heartened by the ruling from Judge Burroughs of the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts in Students for Fair Admission v. Harvard that affirms the “compelling interest in diversity and all the benefits that flow from a diverse college population” and upholds the use of race-conscious college admissions practices, asserting that they “have an…

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APIAHF Announcement

Dear APIAHF Family and Supporters, It is with mixed emotions that I share that after nearly 17 years of dedicated service, the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum’s (APIAHF) Executive Vice President, Edward Tepporn will be moving on to his next exciting adventure. I have relied on his partnership for the near decade I…

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