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New Bill Would Expand Insurance Access for Immigrant Women and Families

The federal Health Equity and Access Under the Law for Immigrant Women and Families Act would lift current barriers lawful immigrants face in accessing affordable health insurance.

The federal Health Equity and Access Under the Law for Immigrant Women and Families Act would lift current barriers lawful immigrants face in accessing affordable health insurance.

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Today We Stood #4ImmigrantWomen and Got Arrested

On Thursday morning, we stood outside Congress as part of a group of 100 women leaders, and we demanded "salud, dignidad y justicia"—health, dignity and justice—for immigrant women.

On Thursday morning, we stood outside Congress as part of a group of 100 women leaders, and we demanded “salud, dignidad, y justicia”—health, dignity, and justice—for immigrant women.

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Immigrant Women Should Not Have to Wait Years to Access Health Care

A provision included in an immigration reform bill could keep immigrant women from accessing essential health services for up to 15 years.

A provision included in an immigration reform bill could keep immigrant women from accessing essential health services for up to 15 years.

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Immigrant Women Deserve Access to Safe Abortion Care, Not a House of Horrors

Just four months after her arrival in the U.S., Karnamaya’s 4-ft-11, 110 pound body lay dead at the clinic of Dr. Kermit Gosnell (above) in an impoverished Philadelphia neighborhood.

As immigrant women continue to seek better lives in the United States—51 percent of new immigrants are women—we cannot neglect the impact health-care policies and anti-choice legislation have on their lives.

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Immigrant Women Take Action for Language Access

New York State has the second largest immigrant population in the
nation—one in five New Yorkers, or four million, are foreign born. More
than 150 languages are currently spoken in New York City alone, while
more than 30 are spoken in the upstate city of Utica.

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Documenting Obstacles to Medical Care for Women in Detention

Immigrant women’s health care is severely compromised by the immigrant detention system, two new reports find.

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In Wake of Massive Immigration Raids, Agriprocessors VP Arrested

Lynda Waddington reports that Sholom Rubashkin, former chief executive officer and vice president at Agriprocessors, was arrested on a criminal complaint that alleges he conspired in immigration-related offenses.

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Postville Detainee: “Congressmen, Be Our Voice”

Just over 40 women, originally detained in the unprecedented May 12 immigration raid on the town’s kosher meatpacking plant, were released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement back into the town on humanitarian grounds to either care for children or for medical conditions.

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Driving While Pregnant, Immigrant Lands Woman In Jail

A number of local and county police departments are now allowed to arrest people for immigration violations. In Tennessee, a pregnant, undocumented immigrant woman was arrested for driving without a license and gave birth, mostly shackled, in jail focusing new attention on local immigration enforcement.

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Shattered and Strengthened: Postville Church Cares For Immigrant Families

In the four weeks since the May 12 federal immigration raids at Agriprocessors in Postville, Iowa, St. Bridget’s Church has been a refuge for the plant’s undocumented workers.

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