Wells Fargo Chief Operating Officer Scott Powell has seen first-hand the importance of the…LeBron James is advocating for the arrest of the Louisville police offers who killed Breonna Taylor, and he’s using his platform to keep the issue at the forefront, the Washington Post reports. Their options are finite; they could leave their daughter with a couple who are merely acquaintances, leave her in foster care or bring her to Mexico where no doubt she will receive inferior care. Abril suffers from cerebral palsy as well as epilepsy, and every breath she takes she risks choking on her own saliva or phlegm. Here's Why. Black and Latinx people have been three times as likely as white people to be infected with the virus, and twice as likely to die, but they have historically made up…Originally published on LinkedIn. You have a child who needs all sorts of equipment just to live, and then you’re afraid that some day you will not be able to come home to care for them.”Only 4,000 green cards are granted a year for these kinds of cases, and there is a seven-year backlog, he said. Details indicate that in the 30 days after surgery, healthy Black children are more than 3.5 times more likely to die. “I just wish there were more visa numbers”Valesca Santos, who runs a Bay Area support group for Latino parents with special needs children, said she frequently comes across undocumented families living cramped into one room with barely enough space for their child’s equipment, such as a breathing machine or wheelchair.“If they don’t have money for food, how are they going to have $7,000 or 10,000 for that?” she said.At Congreso Familiar, the conference Smith helps organize for Latino families with special needs, the most popular workshop is about immigration law. If successful in court, these parents can obtain legal residency. While seizures aren’t a regular occurrence for him, they can happen when his brain is over-stimulated, doctors told the family.“I think it’s a fantastic relief,” he said. The boy needs help getting to and from his bus to school, and must be constantly monitored around the house. But for most families, even if they would qualify, the cost alone makes that option impossible.“You’re always living under that uncertainty, that from one moment to the next, (while you’re) walking in the street or driving, you might get stopped,” said Zaleta, a Spanish speaker who immigrated to the United States 17 years ago and lives in Oakland. A beacon of hope for some undocumented families with special needs children is a little-known aspect of immigration law called “cancellation of removal and adjustment of status for certain nonpermanent residents.” The law allows some undocumented parents to go before a judge and argue that, if they were deported, their U.S. citizen child would face extreme hardship because of a serious disability. These parents face the same pressures any parent of a special needs child contends with: making sure their child gets the medical care, therapy, educational help and supervision they need, while balancing jobs and household responsibilities.
That’s typical, said Santos, the support group organizer. As for leaving Abril with family or friends, Rafael fears the complexity of her care would deter people from taking her in.“It is known that the numbers of children of immigrants are disproportionately high in special education, but [one study] found that they are delayed in getting initial access to services. The children of undocumented (often called "illegal") immigrants in the U.S. typically had no say in their parents' decision to move to the U.S., but must contend with the consequences nonetheless. There are not enough legal aid organizations to meet the needs, including the geographic needs, of all of the undocumented U.S. parents and their at-risk children throughout the country, but all of the measures described below can be implemented without an attorney.