Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices

Local Asians are reluctant to apply for deportation relief

Applying for assistance programs can seem risky to undocumented immigrants — what if they don’t qualify, or end up being reported to immigration authorities. While a substantial number of immigrants might qualify for deportation relief, few in Long Beach have come out to apply.  Many Filipinos who end up in Long Beach don’t realize they might qualify for a T-Visa — a legal status granted to victims of human trafficking — until they finally sought help with a local nonprofit. “They’re afraid of coming out like I was,” he said. “It’s hard for them to trust someone when they’ve been lied to in the past.” Find more on Voicewaves.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Follow us on Twitter


Subscribe to receive our weekly newsletter of top youth media headlines on health justice.

%d bloggers like this: