National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum Hosts Congressional Briefing on Health Care for Immigrant Women

Published: Monday, December 16th, 2013

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On Thursday, December 12, 2013, NAPAWF co-hosted a Congressional briefing on the exclusion of immigrant women from health care and immigration policy. Executive Director Miriam Yeung spoke at the event about why immigrant women and their families deserve the same health care opportunities as their friends and neighbors, why now is a critical time to fix this problem, and public opinion being on our side. Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham co-hosted the event and announced her intent to introduce legislation to address this problem in 2014.


Advocates for Youth * Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) * Center for Reproductive Rights * Guttmacher Institute *National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) *National Health Law Program (NHeLP) *National Immigration Law Center (NILC) *National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) *Planned Parenthood Federation of America *Young Women United 

and honorary co-host 

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-1) 

invite you to attend a briefing 

Locked Out: the Exclusion of Immigrant Women from Health Care and Immigration Policy


Immigrant women are the majority of immigrants in the United States, are caretakers, entrepreneurs, DREAMers, and yet are often made invisible in the current immigration reform debate. In addition, immigrant women experience some of the most egregious, and preventable, health disparities of any group in the nation, largely due to lack of health coverage. Please join us to discuss the harmful impact of current immigration policy on the health and well-being of immigrant women and families, and policy solutions needed to reduce or eliminate those harms.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

10:00 AM

Cannon House Office Building 402 

With presentations by:


Kinsey Hasstedt, Public Policy Associate – Guttmacher Institute

Miriam W. Yeung, Executive Director – National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

Kimberly Inez McGuire, Associate Director for Government Relations and Public Affairs – National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

Jenny Rejeske, Health Policy Analyst – National Immigration Law Center



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