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Five on Friday | May 29, 2015

MCN Five on FridayAs we approach the end of May, we know that many health centers’ migrant programs are kicking into full gear. Perhaps you need a moment’s rest after a busy week? Or maybe you would like to catch up on the goings-on in the world of health justice for mobile populations? Check out the top five suggested readings from our staff at MCN. 

1. Amy, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, sent the National Immigration Law Center’s Issue Brief on the expansion of federal matching funds that states receive for covering children and pregnant women in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Read more about why NILC believes this is a time for advocates “to encourage their states to increase access to affordable health coverage for their residents, including more immigrant children and pregnant women.”

2. Jillian, Director of Education and Professional Development, forwarded Farmworker Justice’s asking organizations to sign onto a letter calling for stronger regulations for sheepherder and other open range livestock worker positions. The letter is a comment on the Department of Labor’s recommended new regulations, which double the basic wages and require improved housing for sheepherders. Farmworker Justice believes the regulations need further strengthening. 

3. Jillian also sent along Farmworker Justice’s statement regarding the 5th Circuit’s decision yesterday to deny the Department of Justice’s request to stay the temporary injunction of DAPA and expanded DACA.

4. Del, Director of International Research and Development, noted the posting for the Yale Clinical Fellowship in Global Health Justice. 

5. Charlotte, Development Coordinator, shared “heartbreaking poetry to capture a glimpse of our unaccompanied child refugees,” from Still Harbor’s Anchor Magazine

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