According to one report, there could be close to 125,000 California immigrants qualifying for Medi-Cal. While the Affordable Care Act prevents undocumented immigrants from receiving insurance subsidies or enrollment in the Medicaid program, coverage may be allowed under California law for immigrants with "deferred action status."
Individuals that are deported from the United States due to alleged crimes are not the only ones that suffer. The children of parents deported often end up being separated from their parents because of government actions and may suffer lasting mental trauma.
We've written in the past concerning efforts to allow undocumented immigrants to have driver's licenses in California. The process has not been completed, however. Officials purportedly are still attempting to apply a balance between making such licenses accessible to immigrants while ensuring that the immigrants can still prove that they are who they claim to be.
A group called Asian Americans Advancing Justice has received a two-year, $250,000 grant from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. A part of the purpose is to reach 600 Chinese and Korean immigrants in hopes of helping them obtain naturalization.