Immigration reform will protect caregivers, strengthen homecare

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Thursday, November 21, 2014 

Immigration Reform Will Protect Caregivers, Strengthen Homecare

UDW Executive Director Doug Moore issued the following statement in support of President Obama’s executive action on immigration

San Diego — “We applaud President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform that will bring millions of hardworking men and women out of the shadows of our economy and society.

“One in eight homecare workers throughout the nation are undocumented – a status that makes them vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Immigration reform will help protect the dignity of workers while strengthening the long-term care system that touches all of our lives.

“The next step is addressing pathways to citizenship. Becoming a United States citizen means increased opportunities and freedoms, and keeping families together. Homecare providers—who take care of some of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens—deserve that much.”

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United Domestic Workers of America (UDW)/AFSCME Local 3930 is a homecare union made up of over 66,000 in-home caregivers across the state of California. UDW caregivers provide care through the state’s In-Home Supportive Services program (IHSS), which allows seniors and people with disabilities stay safe and healthy at home.

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