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Losing Health Coverage the New Worry for Dreamers

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By    |   Tuesday, 27 February 2018 12:32 PM

Undocumented immigrants now have a parallel worry about their Obama-era protections — healthcare, The Washington Post reports.

The Supreme Court on Monday refused the White House's request to expedite a hearing over President Donald Trump's DACA deadline of March 5, giving a reprieve to the hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants.

However, their protected status has to be renewed along with work permits in order to maintain health coverage, the Post reports.

States like New York and California have taken the initiative to ensure that healthcare coverage doesn't fall off while Dreamers' protections are being fought in the White House and Capitol Hill.

"The federal government's failure to take action to protect DACA recipients is appalling, un-American, unjust and puts hundreds of thousands of children at risk," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last month, the Post reported. "Here in New York,we will do everything in our power to protect DACA recipients and ensure they receive healthcare."

Regardless, the Supreme Court's decision Monday likely means it will be the fall before the issue of ending DACA hits the High Court.

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