Undocumented http://kvpr.org en Brown Says California Will Do Its Part On Immigration Crisis http://kvpr.org/post/brown-says-california-will-do-its-part-immigration-crisis <div><p>California Governor Jerry Brown is taking a trade trip to Mexico next week. As Katie Orr reports from Sacramento Brown weighed in Wednesday on what Mexico and California can do to help with the current immigration crisis.</p></div><p>Brown says it’s primarily up to federal government to deal with the influx of immigrant children crossing into the United State from Central America. But he says strong relationships between places like Mexico and California can help ease the situation. Brown says the surge of immigrants is more than a political problem. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:40:03 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 36185 at http://kvpr.org Brown Says California Will Do Its Part On Immigration Crisis Concern Over Proposed Regulations For Undocumented Licenses http://kvpr.org/post/concern-over-proposed-regulations-undocumented-licenses <p></p><p>California is developing regulations for undocumented immigrant driver licenses. But some groups are concerned about what they’ve seen so far. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento.</p><p></p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 15:12:36 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 34557 at http://kvpr.org Concern Over Proposed Regulations For Undocumented Licenses Bill To Extend Medi-Cal To Undocumented Immigrants Moves Forward http://kvpr.org/post/bill-extend-medi-cal-undocumented-immigrants-moves-forward <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The California Senate Health Committee approved a bill today that would make undocumented immigrants eligible for &nbsp;Medi-Cal benefits. Capital Public Radio’s Max Pringle reports.</p><p>Backers of the bill say it would prevent millions of people from having to forego needed medical care because they can’t afford it. Democratic State Senator Ricardo Lara says his bill would give immigrants access to a system they help pay for.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 00:51:56 +0000 Max Pringle - Capital Public Radio 32019 at http://kvpr.org Bill To Extend Medi-Cal To Undocumented Immigrants Moves Forward Health Advocates Concerned Court Decision On Undocumented Could Hurt Public Health http://kvpr.org/post/health-advocates-concerned-court-decision-undocumented-could-hurt-public-health <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week’s court decision on medical care for undocumented individuals has both health advocates and legal experts across the state buzzing. And as FM89’s Diana Aguilera reports, the issue could have an impact beyond those in the program.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">----</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The ruling by Fresno County Superior Court Judge Donald Black lifted part of a 30-year-old court order involving specialty medical care for the indigent.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 01:16:25 +0000 Diana Aguilera 31963 at http://kvpr.org Health Advocates Concerned Court Decision On Undocumented Could Hurt Public Health California Lawmakers to Consider Bill About Health Care For Undocumented Immigrants http://kvpr.org/post/california-lawmakers-consider-bill-about-health-care-undocumented-immigrants <p class="p1">California lawmakers will hear a bill this week that would give unauthorized immigrants the ability to buy health insurance and enroll in Medi-Cal. Health Care Reporter Pauline Bartolone has more from Sacramento.</p><p class="p4">The Affordable Care Act specifically excludes undocumented immigrants from new health coverage options. In California, undocumented immigrants can receive emergency health services and some counties offer other care to people regardless of status.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 31806 at http://kvpr.org California Lawmakers to Consider Bill About Health Care For Undocumented Immigrants Judge Rules Fresno County Isn't Required To Provide Health Care To Undocumented http://kvpr.org/post/judge-rules-fresno-county-isnt-required-provide-health-care-undocumented <p>Community health advocates expressed their dismay today after a judge ruled that Fresno County is no longer required to provide health care to undocumented residents.</p><p>Superior Court Judge Donald Black overturned a portion of a 30-year-old court order this week, saying the county had proven a change in law no longer requires it to pay for specialty medical services for undocumented individuals.</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 01:17:25 +0000 Diana Aguilera 31782 at http://kvpr.org Judge Rules Fresno County Isn't Required To Provide Health Care To Undocumented Fresno County Plan to End Care For Undocumented Meets Resistance http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-county-plan-end-care-undocumented-meets-resistance <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Fresno County, implementation of the federal healthcare law has had some unintended consequences.</span></p></div><p>For one, the law expanded the insurance program for the poor, known here as Medi-Cal. That’s a huge benefit to uninsured people who could not previously afford health coverage. But it’s turned out to be a problem for the county. It’s now receiving less state funding for its medical safety-net program, based on the assumption that less people will need it. The county contracts out this care to Community Regional Medical Center.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:28:17 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 27137 at http://kvpr.org Fresno County Plan to End Care For Undocumented Meets Resistance Launching 11-Day Action, Advocates Urge McCarthy To Pass Immigration Reform http://kvpr.org/post/launching-11-day-action-advocates-urge-mccarthy-pass-immigration-reform <p>More than a dozen immigrants and advocates gathered outside of Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s office in Bakersfield this morning and called on him to support comprehensive immigration reform. The event marked the start of an 11-day push for immigration reform, in honor of the estimated 11 million undocumented people in the country.</p><p>“We want our congressional representative to pass comprehensive immigration reform, with a path to citizenship, now!” said Camila Chavez, executive director of the Dolores Huerta Foundation</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 01:36:03 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 25368 at http://kvpr.org Launching 11-Day Action, Advocates Urge McCarthy To Pass Immigration Reform In Fresno, Brown Signs Bill Giving Undocumented Immigrants Driving Privileges http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-brown-signs-bill-giving-undocumented-immigrants-driving-privileges <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California Governor Jerry Brown made a trip to Fresno today (Thursday) to sign a bill that gives undocumented immigrants the right to drive legally. &nbsp;He signed </span>AB60<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> into law in front of a crowd of over 300 students, staff and immigration supporters at Fresno City College.</span></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 00:28:48 +0000 Ezra David Romero 22525 at http://kvpr.org In Fresno, Brown Signs Bill Giving Undocumented Immigrants Driving Privileges