Increasing Pathways to Legal Status for Immigrant In-Home Care Workers

Cynthia Hess, Ph.D., Jane M. Henrici

February 11, 2013
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This paper explores options for reforming the U.S. visa system to increase the pathways to legal status for undocumented immigrant women interested in providing long-term care for the elderly and for individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses. Drawing on a review of relevant literature and consultations with experts, it examines the current visa options for obtaining legal status that allow for employment and the reasons these avenues do not meet the needs of in-home care workers.