Despite Temporary Relief for Immigrants, Fight Must Continue

By Rebekah Entralgo


While far from a full path to citizenship, immigration allies in Congress laud the passage of these provisions in the Build Back Better Act as a necessary first step towards protecting and recognizing immigrant workers for the essential roles they play in our economy. According to the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), 69 percent of all immigrant and undocumented workers are employed among the 55 million workers in essential industries, including caregiving, grocery stores, agriculture, and construction. A pathway to recovery for this essential workforce means a pathway to recovery for the nation as a whole.

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