Health care facilities denied to undocumented immigrants and their children
Undocumented Immigrants and their children denied of health care facilities
Months back, Obama administration had announced deferred deportation for undocumented immigrants who have been staying here for years now and had entered USA when they were 16 or even younger. They would be allowed to stay back In USA for at least two more years and would get preference to avail this facility if they have served the military of the country.
In spite of being allowed to stay back these undocumented immigrants look like struggling to receive the bear minimum facility like “health care and job”.
Health care denied to undocumented Immigrants
Obama Administration had enjoyed a lot of support from various groups after announcing the “deferred deportation”. However, the Health Care Department in US has not included these undocumented immigrants in the plans of health care and human services.
This is merely because along with the above mentioned announcement it was made clear that these undocumented immigrants would not be enjoying the “legal status” in US rather their presence would be termed “lawful” in the country.
The status of “lawful presence” would allow them to work legally and avail a driver’s license but they can’t be made a part of health care benefits.
Liliana Ranon, Director of Policy and legislation at League of United Latin American Citizens has expressed disappointment over the issue and said, “It’s disappointing that these youths won’t be getting advantage of resources available to the Americans”.
The undocumented immigrants can avail private insurance policies and insurance benefits through their employers but not all of them have such considerate employers.
Health care benefits denied to children of immigrants under low income group
According to a study, children belonging to parents or parent of an immigrant under the category of “low income group” have poor accessibility to doctors and facilities.
These children comprise 22% of the American children and they are eligible for getting assistance from government as because they are natives of the country.
Even though the parents of these children are completely aware of the fact that they can appeal for their kids’ right but they step back in the fear of being penalized due to their own “illegal status”.
Undocumented parents and children are staying in a state of dilemma where they have acquired the right of staying in the country but probably at the cost of their health.