‘Public charge’ does not include home visiting. Spread the word.

Home visiting and other programs are NOT considered in the new public charge test. Use our social media toolkit to help immigrant families fight fear with facts!

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Supporting Immigrant Families in the Age of Fear and Loathing

With a heightened amount of fear and concerns among immigrant and mixed-status families about some of the new and proposed changes to immigration policies, here are some resources you can reference and share with families that have concerns.

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Webinar: How to Talk About ‘Public Charge’

Starting with an overview of “public charge,” our webinar presenters focus on how to talk to immigrant families about this fear-provoking issue that is making them reluctant to accept free support services like home visiting.

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We Oppose the “Public Charge” Rule Change. Here’s Why.

Proposed changes to the “public charge” rule would discourage immigrant families from meeting their basic health, nutrition, and housing needs. Read our statement opposing this cruel policy — and submit your own comment before 12/10/18, 9pm PST!

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Confused About ‘Public Charge’? Here’s What You Need to Know.

The proposed “public charge” rule could force immigrant families to choose between either getting a green card or accessing support for their family’s health care, nutrition, and housing. Here’s what you need to know about this proposal — and what you can do about it.

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Study: DACA Dramatically Improves Mental Health of Dreamers’ Children

We’re hearing a lot lately about the Dreamers. But what about their kids? A new Stanford University study shows that DACA significantly reduced mental illness in Dreamers’ children.

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Video: ‘Know Your Rights’ Workshop, New Toolkit for Immigrant Families

In the mid-19th century, the Irish comprised nearly half of all immigrants to the United States. So perhaps it was fitting that three South L.A. home visiting agencies spent their St. Patrick’s Day learning how to better support the immigrant families they serve.

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Full Medi-Cal Benefits Now Available to Undocumented Immigrant Children

Full Medi-Cal coverage is now available to all children of low-income families in California, regardless of immigration status. Get resources to help families enroll their kids, and get the latest numbers on health-care coverage since the new law took effect in May.

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Medi-Cal Expands to Immigrant Children. Here’s How It Works.

In a few months, California will begin providing full Medi-Cal coverage to all low-income children — regardless of their immigration status. Depending on whom you ask, anywhere from 170,000 to 250,000 children who live in California and are in the country illegally will qualify. If you think your child will, or know a parent whose child will, state officials and health care advocates have a simple message for you: Take action now.

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Health Care and Legal Resources for Immigrant Families

Children of immigrants are the fastest growing population of children in the United States. These families face unique challenges and barriers to accessing health coverage and care. If you are a home visitor with L.A. county’s Family Strengthening Network, you probably provide services to immigrant families, so we’ve gathered some recent resources and research that we hope will be useful.

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