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Immigration reform: Key issues for older adults and people with disabilities

April 9, 2013

National Council on Aging/Caring Across Generations/National Hispanic Council on Aging

Argues that the needs of elders and people with disabilities must be accounted for in any immigration-reform bill presented by Congress. The authors also say that immigration reform can and should be used to strengthen the direct-care workforce, 20 percent of which is foreign-born. A “pathway to citizenship” for undocumented direct-care workers would improve care quality for elders and disabilities throughout the country, they argue.

 

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Caldwell, Joe, and Jason Coates
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