Health Justice, Immigrant Justice, UndocuCare
For the 250,000 immigrant New Yorkers who are undocumented and uninsured, access to healthcare is deeply limited; they rely primarily on expensive visits to the emergency room — or simply go without medical care entirely. This situation is most dire for people suffering from serious, chronic illnesses such as end-stage renal disease. In New York, people with pending applications for an immigration benefit are eligible for full state-funded Medicaid, which can make a critical difference in their health (Permanently Residing Under Color of Law, or “PRUCOL,” eligibility). Access to insurance and full healthcare services can be life-changing and can reduce uncompensated care at hospitals. We provide holistic wrap-around services, comprehensive immigration and health screenings, legal representation, and organ transplant advocacy to connect seriously ill immigrant New Yorkers to healthcare.