Posts Tagged as "Immigration"

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Young adult expansion of Medi-Cal benefits many, but also highlights other age groups’ healthcare benefits needs

Mar. 30, 2021 / By
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The expansion has benefited many young adults throughout the state, but organizers say it has also shown how there continues to be a need for further expansions of benefits.
A yellow-green background has a blue dot at the bottom of it, with circles coming from it. An orange line divides two groups of text. On one side is the text "Cautious optimism amidst Biden's immigration reform." On the other side is a picture of Gaby Hernandez folding her arms and smiling next to the text "Featuring Gaby Hernandez, executive director of the Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition."

PODCAST: Local advocates cautiously optimistic amidst Biden’s immigration reform plans

Mar. 18, 2021 / By
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Gaby Hernandez speaks about recent immigration reforms and what legislators and residents can do protect members of the immigrant community.
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Explaining California’s expansion of full scope Medi-Cal for undocumented youth ages 19 to 25

Mar. 16, 2021 / By
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Full scope Medi-Cal coverage for undocumented youth ages 19 to 25 first began in January 2020. This guide answers some questions you may have about these benefits.
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Utang Na Loob: collage animation documentary explores immigrant family separation

Feb. 19, 2021 / By
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The personal story of a 1.5 generation Filipino-American explores the trauma of immigrant family separation and its life-long effects.

(Updated) Amid COVID-19, Long Beach Immigrant Family To Be Reunited By Support From Community Fundraiser

Jun. 8, 2020 / By
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The family had days left to post $23,000 in bail for their loved one -- during a pandemic. This is how they were impacted by that and how they were able to get the funds they needed.
Valerie Vargas sits with family and community members at the North Long Beach Methodist Church on August 28, 2019 brainstorming ways to reform the Sheriff’s Department. Her relative, Anthony Vargas, was killed by deputies in August 2018. Photo by Michael Lozano.

Sheriff’s ICE Policies, Shootings Compel Long Beach Residents into Action

Oct. 1, 2019 / By
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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is taking heat as Long Beach residents demand more oversight of immigration transfers and deputy shootings.

Five Resources Long Beach Immigrants Need to Know

Aug. 15, 2019 / By and
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Legal aid, some healthcare, and language classes are available for Long Beach’s immigrant families caught in trying times.

A Cabrillo High School Dreamer’s Poem

Feb. 4, 2019 / By
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A visual poem by a local youth. "This is dedicated to all the Dreamers and to all the people who support us, thank you."

Community Turns Out for Healthcare & DACA Immigration Fair

Nov. 13, 2018 / By and
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From DACA to lawyers and from oxygen tests to pregnancy support, the health fair provided many resources for locals at Drake Park.

Visions of Long Beach’s Sanctuary City

Mar. 13, 2018 / By
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City council is set to vote on immigrant protections today. Here, Long Beach immigrant families share their ideal vision of a sanctuary city.

PREVIEW: Annual Activist Gathering Comes at Critical Moment for Long Beach Renters & Immigrants

Feb. 20, 2018 / By
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The People's State of the City, which annually gathers a multitude of activist coalitions, is coming at a critical moment for Long Beach's diverse communities.

Activists Issue Sharp Rebuke of Mayor’s City Speech

Jan. 11, 2018 / By
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Mayor Robert Garcia hailed the city’s progress in his address Tuesday. But these leaders think he has unfinished business.