Immigration

ICE Detention Center Allegedly Forced Hysterectomies on Women Detainees

By NWHN Staff | Sep 16, 2020 | Comments Off on ICE Detention Center Allegedly Forced Hysterectomies on Women Detainees

NWHN Policy Advocacy Director, Sarah Christopherson, is quoted about forced sterilization in an ICE facility: “These unnecessary medical procedures seem clearly designed to rob these women of their ability to get pregnant and have children.”

Fighting Fear With Facts: What to Know About the Public Charge Rule

By NWHN Staff | Sep 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Fighting Fear With Facts: What to Know About the Public Charge Rule

Last month, the Trump administration finalized a radical new rule as part of their larger attack on immigrant communities. Known as the “public charge” rule, it’s a particularly cruel and short-sighted example of the administration’s on-going attempt to limit immigration of poor brown communities, primarily from Latin America (specifically Central America), as well as harm  immigrant communities already residing within the U.S.

Crossing the Intersection of Immigration and Reproductive Justice

By NWHN Staff | May 3, 2018 | Comments Off on Crossing the Intersection of Immigration and Reproductive Justice

When we think of reproductive justice, our minds tend to gravitate towards subjects like abortion rights, maternal health, and access to birth control.

Access Denied: Immigrant Women and the Affordable Care Act

By NWHN Staff | Jul 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Access Denied: Immigrant Women and the Affordable Care Act

Together, we’ve obtained hard-fought victories that at one time we could only imagine, such as millions of women getting contraceptive coverage with no cost-sharing from their insurance plans as required by the new health care law. Historic decisions like this make health care reflect and respond to women’s needs.

For Immigrant Women, Health Care Remains Out of Reach

By NWHN Staff | Nov 1, 2013 | Comments Off on For Immigrant Women, Health Care Remains Out of Reach

Early this year, I heard Sophia’s story, and it has stuck with me ever since. Sophia is an undocumented Latina immigrant living in Texas. Because of her immigration status, she is locked out of our health care system.