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Articles by Viji Sundaram

Getting a Driver’s License Is Economic Lifeline for Immigrants

Villar is among an estimated 1.4 million undocumented residents in the state who are eligible for a driver’s license under a bill (AB 60) passed in California in 2013.
category Immigration

Limited English Proficiency Plays Role in CA’s Low Voter Turnout Rates of Asians and Latinos

With one in nine eligible California voters speaking only limited English, many don’t know what help and services are available to them in the electoral process.
categories PoliticsRace/Ethnic Relations

Gov. Brown’s Budget Not Specific About Medi-Cal Spending For DACA

Health care advocates are heartened by Gov. Brown's 2016 budget, but disappointed by his "smoke and mirrors" approach to offering Medi-Cal to those who will get deportation relief from President Obama's recent Executive Action.
categories EconomyHealthImmigrationPolitics

The ‘Alphabet Soup’ of Immigration and Healthcare Reform

At a forum in Los Angeles, experts helped demystify the confusing jumble of acronyms that have emerged around health care and immigration reform.
categories HealthImmigrationRace/Ethnic Relations

For One Mom, Executive Action Means an End to Crippling Arthritis

Irma Montoya will be able to get knee surgery once she gets deferred action and can access state-funded Medi-Cal.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsHealth

DACA Medi-Cal — A Lifeline for Young Samoan With Bone Disease

For more than two decades, Tali Seumanutafa, battled a recurring bone infection, first in her native Samoa, and then in Hawaii and California.
categories HealthImmigration

Sen. Lara Re-Introduces Health for All Act

Senator Ricardo Lara has re-introduced the Health for All Act of 2015 which would guarantee undocumented Californians access to health care coverage.
categories Family/Inter-generational NewsHealthImmigrationNeighborhoodsPolitics

In U.S., Undocumented People Can Donate But Not Receive Organs

Unauthorized immigrants are barred from receiving expensive organ transplants, even though their organs can be used to save the lives of others.
categories HealthImmigration

15 California School Districts Begin Serving Locally Grown Foods to Students

Last week, 15 school districts across California began serving their students school lunches made from foods grown in California and prepared freshly just for them.
categories EducationFoodHealthYouth

Youth Depression a ‘Tough Pill’ for Indian American Parents to Swallow

For one young Indian American, taboos around depression led to years of suffering in silence.
category Family/Inter-generational News
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