Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Recipients Denied Comprehensive Health Care Coverage - Act Now
Posted on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 10:37 am
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy enacted by the White House this summer allows young people under 31 who were brought to the United States as children and are currently undocumented to apply for relief from deportation or removal proceedings for two years. While DACA would not provide a path to citizenship for young people, it allows them temporary lawful residence, work authorization, and certain state benefits like in-state tuition. However, the Obama administration has recently proposed that those approved for this deferred action be ineligible for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. This could particularly affect immigrant women's access to preventative care and reproductive health services. Visit the National Council for Jewish Women's website to send a letter to the Administration in support of healthcare for immigrants.