Vulnerable Populations News

Agricultural Workers

10 Farm Labor Scandals Making News in 2018 
Growing Produce July 23, 2018
Trump admin. moves to bar Haitians from agricultural, seasonal worker visas 
ABC News – January 17, 2018
Health Risks To Farmworkers Increase As Workforce Ages 
Kaiser Health News, December 7, 2017
Florida's orange crops have been quietly dying for over a decade as growers fight to save them
ABC News, January 30, 2018
Florida’s Migrant Worker Problem
US News, January 26, 2018
Citrus industry remains ‘in crisis’ from Hurricane Irma
News Service of Florida, January 12, 2018
Campesinos Garden helps farmworkers feed their families nutritious food 
Orlando Sun Sentinal November 18, 2017
Treating diabetes among migrant farmworkers is an ongoing challenge 
Latina Lista November 172017
‘Our Backyard Has Become A Graveyard’: Saving Lives On The U.S.-Mexico Border
Huffington Post, October 2017
UCF Nursing Students Reach Out to Apopka Farmworkers 
Apopka Voice, October 2017
Farm Workers Clinic receives $2.5M grant for after-school programs in Toppenish, Grandview
Yakima Herald, October 2017
Hurricane Irma’s Overlooked Victims: Migrant Farm Workers Living at the Edge
Inside Climate News, October 2017
Florida's undocumented farmworkers especially hit hard by Irma
Al Dia, October 2017
Mulberry migrant families get help recovering from Irma before work starts back
Newschief, September 2017
Hurricane Irma leaves farmworkers without jobs, without food and no money to pay rent
Miami Herald, September 2017
Hurricane Irma: Immokalee residents struggle to find food
Naples Daily News, September 2017
These migrant workers earn $350 a week in the fields. Now Irma has destroyed their homes
LA Times, September 2017
Surviving A Big Storm Doesn’t Mean The Trauma Is Over
Five Thirty Eight, September 2017
Florida's Farmers Look At Irma's Damage: 'Probably The Worst We've Seen'
National Public Radio, September 2017
Hurricane Irma: Many Immokalee families left homeless following storm's wrath
Naples Daily News, September 2017
Irma Is Bearing Down On Some Of Florida’s Most Vulnerable Residents
Five Thirty Eight, September 2017
He was called a nicolero. He’s going to jail as a slavemaster
Miami Herald, January 2017

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 Homeless and Housing Challenged  

Couch surfing hides homelessness: Guestview 
Pensacola News Journal, July 19, 2018
Roving psychiatrists among recommendations for West Palm homeless 
Palm Beach Post, July 14, 2018
State Budget Glitch Could Doom Homeless Money

Panama City News Herald - June 17, 2018

Count of Central Florida's homeless youth reveals 'hidden' population 
Orlando Sun-Sentinel - April 10, 2018
Key to Attainable Housing is Community Cooperation
Southwest Florida News-Press, April 12, 2018
Lawyers are helping homeless youths 
Miami Herald, April 11, 2018
Providing Homeless Veterans with Housing Works 
Gainesville Sun, February 23, 2018
Florida Facing Affordable Housing Crisis
WLRN News, February 1, 2018
Study: Housing the Homeless Can Drastically Cut the Government's Health Care Costs December 6, 2017
More homeless — or better counting? Latest census shows increase from last year
Orlando Sentinel, June 2017
Central Florida's homeless students top 14,000
Orlando Sentinel, October 2017
Hospitals Making Housing the Homeless Part of Their Job
Florida Trend, October 2017
Medical Debt – The Biggest Cause of South Florida Homelessness
Miami New Time,s October 2017
'The Florida Project' movie explores the hidden homeless living around Disney World 
Tampa Bay Times, October 2017
Study: Drastic increase in homeless students in Central Florida
WFTV, October 2017 

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Take proactive steps to avoid LGBT discrimination lawsuits
Benefits Pro August 3, 2018 
New pediatric initiative in Jacksonville geared toward LGBT community
Florida Times Union June 12, 2018
Hud Accused Of Systematically Removing LGBT People From Homeless And Housing Decisions: Lawsuit
 Newsweek, March 1, 2018
Transgender community faces significant mental health issues 
Miami Herald December 4, 2017
Op-ed: Addressing Health Disparities in the LGBT Community State of Reform
December 1, 2017
Trans, Teen, and Homeless: America’s Most Vulnerable Population
Rolling Stone, September 2017
Equality in LGBT Healthcare
Miami Herald, February 2016

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Hurricane Evacuees

Exodus From Puerto Rico: A Visual Guide 
CNN, February 21, 2018

Florida Releases New Numbers Showing 58,000 Puerto Ricans Have Already Arrived Since Hurricane Maria, 2,000 of Them Student

The 74 Million, October 2017
‘Many more will come,’ say recently arrived Puerto Ricans fleeing Hurricane Maria
Miami Herald, September 2017


Food Insecure

Proposed SNAP Changes Could Devastate the Food Insecure and Our Ability to Feed Them
In a land of plenty, a food bank and a health insurer team up to take on food insecurity
Statnews November 22,



VA reverses plan to cut homeless veteran housing program after outrage 
The Hill, December 7, 2017
A Veteran’s Guide to Navigating Healthcare After Services 
The Week November 27, 2017

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DHS Announces New Proposed Immigration Rule to Enforce Long-Standing Law that Promotes Self-Sufficiency and Protects American Taxpayers 
Department of Homeland Security September 24, 2018
South Florida Leaders Reject 'Public Charge' Policy That Denies Green Cards For Welfare Recipients 
WLRN September 24, 2018
Proposed Changes To the Public Charge Rule will Cause Significant Loss of Health Care Coverage for Florida Children  
Florida Health Justice Project, August 23, 2018
What we know about Trump’s proposal to punish immigrants who receive public benefits
Miami Herald, August 9, 2018
How Americans Really Feel About Immigration, in Their Own Words 
Gallup Podcast, August 8, 2018
Record-High 75% of Americans Say Immigration Is Good Thing
Gallup, June 21, 2018
Immigrants, fearing Trump crackdown, drop out of nutrition programs
Politico September 3, 2018
Proposed Changes To the Public Charge Rule will Cause Significant Loss of Health Care Coverage for Florida Children  
Florida Health Justice Project, August 23, 2018
UMiami Research Aids Understanding Of How Immigration Traumas Make Kids Sick 
WLRN July 23, 2018
Even with a green card, an immigrant can be deported under new guidelines 
Miami Herald, July 13, 2018
Fearing Deportation, Immigrant Parents Are Opting Out Of Health Benefits For Kids
Administration Actions Against Immigrant Families Harming Children Through Increased Fear, Loss of Needed Assistance 
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, May 2018
In A Border Region Where Immigrants Are Wary, A Health Center Travels To Its Patients
National Public Radio – April 6, 2018
Amid Deportations, Those In U.S. Without Authorization Shy Away From Medical Care 
Los Angeles Times, April 6, 2018
The Dream Among ‘Dreamers’ To Become A Doctor Now ‘At The Mercy’ Of Courts 
Kaiser Health News March 23, 2018
Greyhound Bus Raids: A Reminder That Two Thirds Of Americans Live In “Constitution Free Zones” 
Mint Press March 23, 2018
Cogs In The Deportation Machine: How Policy Changes By The Trump Administration Have Touched Every Major Area Of Enforcement 
American Immigration Lawyers Association March 14, 2018
ICE Immigration Arrests Way Up in Florida 
Tampa Bay Times, February 13, 2018
Immigration Crackdown Raises Fears of Seeking Health Care
Rollcall, January 26, 2018
Deportation Fears Have Legal Immigrants Avoiding Health Care
U.S. News and World Report, January 21, 2018
Economic Impact of Immigration by State
Wallet Hub, January 30, 2018
Arrests of undocumented Florida immigrants increased by 75 percent in 2017 
Orlando Weekly December 8, 2017
Arrests of undocumented immigrants rise in Florida amid Trump crackdown 
Sun Sentinal December 7, 2017 

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