Steven Wallace, the Center’s associate director and co-author of a new binational report on the health issues of Mexican immigrants in the U.S., talks about what’s in the new study and how it could make a difference:
As recently as the 1970s, two-thirds of immigrants in the U.S. were of European origin.
What a difference a few decades make: Mexicans immigrants – nearly 12 million people – are the most common immigrant group, making up 28% of the total immigrant population in the U.S.
As of last year, 33 million people of … [ Read full post ]
A new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research estimates that up to 220,000 California children may be excluded from affordable health care coverage under health care reform due to their immigrant status.
The number represents approximately 20 percent of all uninsured children in California.
Of those children, up to 40,000 may be … [ Read full post ]