The Anti-Defamation League’s New England chapter (ADL) celebrated its 100th anniversary by hosting a panel discussion on immigration reform at the University of Massachusetts, Boston’s John F. Kennedy Library on Nov. 19.
The Sharewood Project, a free, student-led community health clinic, has been offering unscheduled care to the medically underserved populations of the greater Boston area since 1997. The clinic is currently providing free pregnancy care service for women, which connects patients to primary care physicians as well as health insurance enrollment assistance.
The See, Test & Treat program took place at Tufts Medical Center on Oct. 26. For the fourth year in a row, Tufts Medical Center doctors provided free breast and pelvic exams to uninsured and underserved women. This is the first year in which the program provided pediatric kidney screenings for children.
The Boston Foundation and the Greater Boston Citizenship Initiative celebrated immigrants on Citizenship Day Sept. 17 at the foundation’s office on 75 Arlington Street.
Immigration reform has lain stagnant since the legislative recess in June. While the House of Representatives will reconvene in September, the future of immigration reform remains uncertain. Fervent discussions continue, with the earliest legislative sessions expected for October.
Rep. Steve King’s controversial comment to Newsmax magazine on July 28 is discouraging, to say the least, for advocates of immigration reform. King, a Republican serving Iowa’s 4th congressional district, has been a frontrunner in the fight against immigration reform.