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Hard times beset Pico-Union clinic
Los Angeles Times

Most weekdays the line outside Clinica Monseñor Oscar A. Romero in Pico-Union starts forming long before the clinic opens at 8 a.m.

Those waiting are women with children, the elderly, undocumented and unemployed, all hoping to get appointments for everything from prenatal care to counseling.

Since its founding in 1983 as a resource for Central American war refugees, this storied clinic has become a key stopping point for thousands of immigrants who arrive every year in this neighborhood and those nearby.