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Important Changes in Immigration and Health Legislation for 2024

Legislación de Inmigración y Salud para 2024

Attention, Immigrant Community!

The year 2024 has begun with significant changes in immigration and health policies in the state of California, which could have a considerable impact on the lives of thousands of immigrants. In this post, we will explore these changes and how they might affect you.

1. State Medical Coverage for Undocumented Immigrants

In an unprecedented move, the California government has extended state medical insurance to undocumented immigrants who meet certain requirements. This initiative makes California a pioneer in offering medical coverage to this population, potentially benefiting about 700,000 undocumented immigrants. This change, which has been in effect since January 1, 2024, reflects a state commitment to equity and justice for all its residents. This medical coverage is provided through insurance called Medi-Cal, and more information can be found on the website:

2. Increase in Immigration Service Fees

Starting February 26, 2024, there will be an increase in the fees for certain immigration services. Among the affected forms are the I-929, I-140 (petition for immigrant worker), and the I-539 form, used to extend or change an immigrant’s status. Although not all fees will experience an increase, it is crucial to be aware of these changes to avoid surprises in your immigration procedures.

3. 2024 Elections and Possible Changes in Immigration Policies

This year is crucial, as the elections could bring significant changes in immigration policies. Issues such as TPS, family reunification, asylum, and DACA are at stake. Depending on the electoral results, we could see significant modifications in these areas. It is a time of expectation and hope for the immigrant community.

2024 is a year of significant changes. From the expansion of medical insurance to undocumented immigrants in California to possible changes in immigration policies due to the elections, we are facing a landscape that requires attention and adaptation. Stay informed and prepared for these changes. If you have questions or need advice, visit our Abogados Centro Legal website. Remember that we have extensive experience in legal and immigration procedures, so you can call us at (205) 506-2129 or schedule your consultation.


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