Tag Archives: DACA

Survey: DACA Improving Lives of Young Immigrants on U.S.

By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh and Peggy Pico Listen to the full KPBS Midday Edition interview with UC San Diego assistant professor Tom Wong, immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs and former U.S. Attorney Peter Nunez. A new nationwide survey shows recipients … Continue reading

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“We Were Strangers Once, Too”: The Current State of Immigration Reform for Youth in San Diego

By Kiran Mehta, Beto Soto, Famo Musa, Binti Musa and Karla Flores The YAC Youth Media Team has worked to understand and share the voices and stories of undocumented and unaccompanied minors in the region, as well as to identify … Continue reading

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Half of Eligible California Immigrants Apply for ‘Dreamers’ Program

Two years ago, federal authorities started accepting applications for deportation relief for immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. KPBS reporter Jill Replogle looks at the results of that program for young San Diegans. | Video Credit: KPBS … Continue reading

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Young Undocumented Immigrants Begin Renewing Deferred Action Permits

By Marissa Cabrera Tom Fudge and Amita Sharma Listen to the full KPBS Midday Edition interview here. The renewal process for young undocumented immigrants who received temporary legal status under President Obama’s Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012 … Continue reading

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Survey Finds ‘Dreamers’ Politically Engaged, Benefitting From Legal Status

By Jill Replogle Young immigrants who have been granted temporary legal status under an Obama administration program are getting their first jobs, first cars and first credit cards, according to a nationwide survey of undocumented youth, often referred to as … Continue reading

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Second Opinion: How Do Undocumented Parents Cover Their Citizen Kids?

Charter school teacher Oscar Ramos wants to know what to tell parents who are in the country illegally about enrolling their citizen children in new Obamacare plans. | Video Credit: John Rosman By Megan Burks Second Opinion is a weekly … Continue reading

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UC’s Appointment of Napolitano Gets Mixed Response From Immigrant Advocates

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. | Photo Credit: Kevin Dietsch By Adrian Florido Last week, the University of California nominated Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as its next president. It was a nontraditional choice, because Napolitano has little experience in … Continue reading

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Attorneys Bring Law School to the Neighborhood, In English and Spanish

By Megan Burke and Maureen Cavanaugh The United States has been famously dubbed a nation of laws, not of men. But that doesn’t really help you much if you don’t know what the laws are or how to use them. … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Can California Doctors Handle Surge in Medi-Cal Enrollment?

By Megan Burks Can California Doctors Handle Surge in Medi-Cal Enrollment? State lawmakers gave an initial OK Thursday to expanding Medi-Cal under the Affordable Care Act. The expansion would extend Medi-Cal coverage to more than a million Californians next year, … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Including DACA Recipients in Health Care Reform

By Megan Burks Including DACA Recipients in Health Care Reform Immigrant rights groups, health advocates and others are pushing for the Affordable Care Act to benefit undocumented immigrants who receive temporary legal status under President Obama’s deferred action policy. Deferred … Continue reading

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