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Immigrants and the Direct Care Workforce

Brief
June 20, 2017
Immigrants and the Direct Care Workforce

Approximately 1 million immigrant direct care workers currently support older people and people with disabilities in the U.S.—a growing segment of the U.S. direct care workforce. Yet these workers often struggle with poverty-level wages and low incomes, turning to public benefits for support. Moreover, they face heightened scrutiny and the instability incurred by anti-immigrant sentiment and political attacks. This research brief provides a starting point for understanding this sector.

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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