Community workers fan out to persuade immigrant seniors to get covered by Medi-Cal
California has enrolled into Medi-Cal more than 300,000 older immigrant adults lacking legal residency since May, but the state doesn’t know how many more might be eligible. Community workers are now searching for them.
Labor & Economics
Oakland’s undocumented community struggles to keep up with rent and bills
As the pandemic drags on, many undocumented Latino immigrants—barred from receiving government benefits—are feeling the strain.
With online schooling, Latino immigrant parents fear their kids are being left behind
A third of OUSD students are English learners. For them and their families, getting a free Chromebook is not enough to bridge the digital divide.
We were happy. But when the illness appeared, things got complicated.
One member of East Oakland’s immigrant Mam community shares his story about surviving during the pandemic.
In a year of job loss and debt, one Oaklander found silver linings
Emilia Zarate shares the struggles and the upsides of her year out of work and home with her two young children.
Oakland Latinos excited about the possibility of immigration reform
With Trump gone, a path to citizenship is back on the table. Latino immigrants say it’s a chance “to feel like a normal human.”
We’re going out. Not because we want to, but because we need to
Latinos represent over half of known coronavirus cases in Alameda County. Oakland resident Orlando Ruiz shares his family’s story.
La búsqueda de indocumentados mayores elegibles para Medi-Cal
Desde 2022 California ha inscrito en Medi-Cal a más de 300,000 inmigrantes mayores que carecen de residencia legal. Pero el estado no sabe cuántos más podrían ser elegibles.
‘Todo se acumuló’: sobreviviendo al COVID-19 y la violencia en East Oakland
Francisca Sánchez emigró a California para que su hija Rosa cumpliera el sueño de ir a la universidad. Pero la pandemia y la violencia se interpusieron.
‘Éramos felices, pero llegó la enfermedad y se complicaron las cosas’
Un residente de East Oakland de la comunidad Mam comparte su historia de supervivencia durante la pandemia.