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"Those safe from deportation now need access to affordable health care services"

UCLA Blum Center Director Michael Rodriguez co-authored an opinion piece in the November 25th publication of The Sacramento Bee calling for improved access to health services for undocumented immigrants. While President Barack Obama's November 20th announcement to protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation is a positive step, it does not do enough to grant access to health services.
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UCLA Blum Center co-hosts Demand Solutions

The UCLA Blum Center is excited to co-sponsor, along with the Inter-American Development Bank and the UC Berkeley Blum Center, Demand Solutions: Ideas for Improving Quality of Life, a one-day event where some of the most creative minds in the world come together to discuss and share innovative solutions that address development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and meet the innovators as well as interact with some of the solutions being presented.
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RSVP Today! Separating Facts from Fiction: Public Health Implications of Child Migrants from Central America

The UCLA Blum Center and UCLA Latin American Institute will host a panel discussion examining public health truths and fictions surrounding the migration of children to the United States from Central America while also exploring social service implications. The public health threat angle is just one example of the distortion of information on the plight of migrant children. The consequences of such a distortion are tremendous given the stakes involved for both these children and the future of U.S. immigration reform. A panel of academics, policy makers, and community advocates will discuss the historical context, the public health implications involved in cross-border migration, and what's being done to provide services to these children.
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