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Policy change allows U.S.-born low-income children in Utah to access federal childcare subsidies

Before April 1, Utah parents of mixed immigration status could not apply for federal childcare assistance for their U.S.-born children. Now, that’s changed. After several years of petitioning lawmakers and agency personnel, child advocacy groups have successfully worked to change a Utah Department of Workforce …

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Child Advocates Want Policy Change For Daycare Subsidies To Children Born In U.S.

Utah’s Childcare subsidy program administered through the Department of Workforce Services helps employed parents with childcare costs. Eligibility to receive federally funded subsidies do not apply for U.S. born children of immigrant parents. KPCW reports on the impacts the policy has on mixed status families in Utah. …

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Holy Cross Ministries Salt Lake City Utah

Events in Summit County this week: A Spanish-language suicide prevention workshop

Lizeette Zurita, who also works as the Parents as Teachers coordinator with Holy Cross Ministries, said the issue is especially important in the Latino community as the stigma around mental health care is particularly strong. Three events in Summit County this week: Conversations with County …

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Holy Cross Ministries Salt Lake City Utah

Fear, hope, struggles and faith: Mixed reaction from Utah’s Catholic immigrants to new federal policy

Every day I wake up praying, and go to bed praying even harder, so I can stay with my kids here,” said Nancy, who is undocumented. When she crossed to the U.S. she had the dream of being able to have a better life and being …

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Left behind: A mother and daughter become US citizens, while another daughter faces uncertainty – KSL

Brought to the U.S. from Peru as children, Utah is the place that feels most like home for Pamela and Katherine Portocarrero, now adults. But by the time their mother gained permanent residency, Pamela Portocarrero was over the age of 18 and therefore ineligible to …

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