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Mexico recognizes U.S. announcement to expand health care access to DACA beneficiaries

Mexico City, Mexico — Starting November 1, more than 100,000 migrants may be eligible to receive health care coverage in the U.S.

Mexico, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), recognizes the announcement by President Joe Biden’s Administration to expand access to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act) to beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA).

This measure will allow more than 100,000 migrants, dreamers, to be eligible to receive health care coverage starting November 1.

DACA beneficiaries, 530,110 in total, of which 429,170 are Mexican, have contributed significantly to the economic, social and cultural development of the United States, and maintain an invaluable link with Mexico, the SRE (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) said in a statement.

The SRE (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores), through the consular network of Mexico in the United States, will continue to reinforce consular assistance and protection actions for this population as well as efforts to provide guidance on their rights and link them to resources and services essential for their empowerment and development.