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.