Immigration Reform

Immigration reform will protect caregivers, strengthen homecare

Immigration reform will protect caregivers, strengthen homecare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 […]

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Celebrating our victories of the past, present, and future

Celebrating our victories of the past, present, and future

A message from UDW Executive Director Doug Moore: This is a season that is all about reflection and gratitude for everything we have in our lives. We gather with loved ones and leave behind the old while welcoming in the new. As we look forward to 2014, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of our victories and successes from the last year: We won raises and better health benefits for homecare providers in several UDW counties. We opened new offices for caregivers in San Diego and Santa Maria, saving our members money and planting our roots firmly in […]

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Immigration could ease caregiver shortage

Immigration could ease caregiver shortage

Elizabeth O’Brian—Market Watch, 11/6/13 It’s been well documented that the U.S. faces a looming caregiver shortage as boomers age. Researcher Rand Corp. addresses this coming crisis in a report in the November issue of Health Affairs, and suggests that making it easier for immigrants to work as caregivers could help ease the crisis. The report focuses on foreign-educated and foreign-born health care workers, a group that includes doctors, nurses and direct care workers who often assist the elderly…Foreign-born workers represent 21% of direct caregivers in the U.S., according to the Rand report. No employment-sponsored visas exist for direct-care workers, and […]

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Sí, se puede: Thousands rally for immigration reform in Bakersfield

It was 10 am and nearly 90 degrees, but the slow morning heat couldn’t keep the crowd of more than one thousand people gathered in a Bakersfield parking lot from buzzing with energy. People in decorated cars, vans, buses—even a gigantic Teamsters semi-truck—were gearing up to begin the second leg of the Caravan to Citizenship; the first had been completed that morning as folks traveled from as far south as San Diego and as far north as Sacramento at 5 AM. The idea was simple: 150 years ago, a man named Thomas Baker welcomed Gold Rush era-travelers to rest and spend […]

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The time is NOW: Let’s make immigration reform happen!

The time is NOW: Let’s make immigration reform happen!

You’ve seen the video (featuring our very own Nicanora Montenegro!), you know the myths from the facts, and you rallied with your fellow caregivers at May Day actions across the state. You already know why homecare workers support creating immigration reform that includes a path to Citizenship. We are against the exploitation of workers, and we understand that this move would boost the economy and strengthen our workforce. Even more importantly, we care about keeping families together. This is why we support immigration reform, and this is why we must reach out to our lawmakers in Congress and urge them […]

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