Protecting Critical Healthcare for ImmigrantsJanuary 28, 2019
Yleana argued that New York City should support statewide legislation for continued healthcare coverage for those with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and, should the State fail to provide this necessary coverage, the City should step in and provide comparable coverage ensuring specialist care for these individuals.
NYLPI serves clients who have applied for, and are currently, TPS holders. The Trump Administration aims to eliminate TPS for most of the countries currently included.
Yleana said, “Ending their TPS status not only uproots them from their families, homes, jobs and communities, it would also mean potentially ending their healthcare coverage. For the population of immigrants we serve, those with serious health conditions, this would have devastating consequences.”
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