Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Administration Should Keep DREAMers Healthy

From the National Immigration Law Center:

Despite progress made by the Obama administration to help improve the lives of low-income immigrants, its recent decision to exclude young, healthy individuals who are DREAMers from affordable health care is a huge step backwards.

Tell the administration it’s wrong to exclude immigrants from affordable health care! We need you to send a letter by October 29 to oppose the administration’s retrograde decision.


Take a stand against this harmful decision by sending written comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) before October 29. To get you started, we’re supplying model comments, which you or your organization can submit verbatim, or that you can modify to add your specific concerns about the consequences of this rule.

Just follow these four easy steps:

Step 1:  Share this email with your networks, friends, and neighbors, and ask them to send their own letters.

Step 2: Use the model comments as a model for the letter you draft. Borrow as much of their language and structure as you think is appropriate.

Step 3: Personalize the letter and add any information that you think would be helpful.

Step 4: Send your comments via U.S. mail or electronically (online) before the deadline — midnight EDT, October 29, 2012.
The mailing address to use is provided in the model comments.
To submit online, go to, search for the August 30 rule related to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), upload your letter, and submit.
For more information about the rule change, click here.

Thank you for helping in this effort!

Contact Alvaro Huerta, NILC Skadden Fellow, at for more information.


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