This week in immigration: NCLR responds to Donald Trump’s mass deportation proposal; check out the facts about immigrants and Medicare; and read a blog post featuring citizenship lending circles.
- NCLR Deputy Vice President, Clarissa Martinez de Castro was interviewed by Univision for their nightly news segment on Donald Trump’s proposal that the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country should be deported: You can see her response here.
- This week Medicare — which provides healthcare coverage to America’s seniors — turned 50. It’s a good opportunity to highlight that immigrants have been contributing to Medicare and helping to sustain the program. Check out our infographic for more info:
- This week on the NCLR blog, we featured the work NCLR Affiliate, Mission Asset Fund (MAF). MAF recently received an NCLR Family Strengthening Award at this year’s NCLR Annual Conference in Kansas City.
MAF has formalized the process of Lending Circles, in which a small number of people agree to lend money to each other at no interest, by having registered participants’ payments reported to the national credit bureaus. This helps people who may not otherwise have had access to get into the mainstream financial system, says Ximena Arias, Financial Services Manager at MAF.
Lending Circles can help those who have specific goals in mind, such as paying the application fee to become a citizen. Watch the video to hear Karla Henriquez who has experienced the process both as a participant and as the Programs Coordinator for MAF.