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5 Essential Facts on Immigrant Direct Care Workers

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September 23, 2018
5 Essential Facts on Immigrant Direct Care Workers

A new proposed federal rule would deny permanent residency to immigrants who access certain public benefits, devastating the direct care workforce. As the debate roars on this issue, here are a few facts to consider.

Source: PHI. 2018. Immigrants in the Direct Care Workforce: 2018 Update. Bronx, NY: PHI.

Key Takeaways

1 in 4 direct care workers is an immigrant.
52% of immigrant direct care workers access public benefits: Medicaid, food nutrition support, and cash assistance.
57% of immigrant direct care workers have been living in the U.S. for 10 years or longer.
Robert Espinoza
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Robert Espinoza

Vice President of Policy
Robert Espinoza oversees PHI's national policy, research, and communications division. He has been a national policy expert, communications strategist, and writer for 20 years.
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