We are completely ignored. ‘In the midst of the pandemic are essential undocumented immigrants but exposed

We are completely ignored. ‘In the midst of the pandemic are essential undocumented immigrants but exposed

The normal morning, Maria, an undocumented worker in an orchard in the state of Washington, is at 5:00 until the 37-year-old immigrant from Mexico put your hair in a bun, is wrapped with a handkerchief to it by the street and grab a snack for morning break and a small meal for their half-hour lunch. Then he sits on half an hour from the orchard, arrival is often so arrive early frost on the trees. Their work depends on the season; it is only now fix the grueling task branches grow properly be guaranteed. In the middle of the crown of Mary pandemic is classified as essential workers, which means that they remain in wide sectors of the economy itself in motion passed away. It has to show a letter from their employer. Although she says was her time in half a section because COVID-19, is still expected to show. Just last week, tells Maria that their employer, finally, made a presentation of about six meters to keep a distance while on the job what it says it is impossible to do and requires that workers wear a face covering and gloves they are not delivered. “The fear that we have as an immigrant, is something whose scope only we know. We are afraid of being sick in front. We are afraid to die,” Maria tells me in Spanish. “We are afraid to sue to work in because we could not get our superiors enough detergent. We are completely ignored.” Maria is located in front of apple orchards and grocery stores an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, many of which they are working on the nation’s major works, food processing plants and hospitals. The Migration Policy Institute estimates that 6 million foreign workers (a figure that does not consider taking legal status) are involved in work on the front of the crown response, while another 6 million are in the most affected by the pandemic sector. In normal times, illegal labor is a pillar of the US economy. In these extraordinary times, immigrant advocates say the legislature contributions recognize that workers deprived of essential documents make. “In a time of crisis, when America maintain a certain segment must now work, everything safe and able to be in good health, a significant part is not officially recognized this workforce is essential as Americans,” he said Frank Sharry, the management of voice of America, a group of immigration pressure. These workers, he says, “have risked their lives for the country that used to call home.” However, despite billions of dollars each year in tax payments, immigrants, not to the relief provided by direct deposit $2 bill 2 trillion stimulus approached crown they have been documented. No one will receive cash benefits that millions will receive as a result of the relief package by the Congress; payments linked to social security numbers, as opposed to individual tax identification numbers, as well as democratic objections. The majority of undocumented migrants will not receive unemployment insurance if you are among the millions who have lost their jobs because of the pandemic. With few exceptions, the workers are undocumented because of their immigration status under normal circumstances not be taken into account. At a time when 22 million Americans have put on unemployment benefits, the many undocumented immigrants in financial uncertainty has left. Then there is the access to testing and treatment. (Including DACA recipients and temporary protection) According to the ACLU and the National Immigration Law Center, except for families tens Act of millions of people to test and treat not do in emergency Medicaid from which the immigrants would have lifted restrictions eligibility at the time of place. The package contained the healthcare stimulus centers in the community that undocumented immigrants who go to regardless of their status for financing services. And undocumented immigrants will indirectly have access to other benefits. Stay up to date on the growing threat to global health, by signing up for our daily newsletter crown. However, some undocumented workers are cautious to seek treatment. Germ├ín, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who works on a farm in Wisconsin says it would avoid a hospital as long as he could, if he is sick crown. “We keep like any other day,” he says. “I hope that by this pandemic, people get the point that we are in their communities, we are neighbors, we are friends.” There are some ongoing efforts financially to help illegal immigrants in the midst of the pandemic to fight. California Governor, Gavin Newsom, announced an effort to provide assistance to needy families $125 million relief on April 15, the cash, the state is missing. “We feel a deep sense of gratitude to the people who live in fear of being deported, but still remains the essential needs of tens of millions of Californians,” said Newsom, when it announced its partnership with non-profit organizations. But supporters argue that it must be done. “The states can help fill the void, but this should come from Congress, and should be tens of millions of people do not leave,” said Waheed Manar, senior legislative counsel and advocacy at the American Civil Liberties Union. groups of immigrants defense say they want guaranteed access to testing and treatment for Corona and economic relief. “It ‘s important that we, in which packages are those forwards in the coming months to address”, says Carlos Guevara, senior policy advisor in the field of immigration UnidosUS, a Latino civil rights group. But when it comes to political prospects, says Guevara, it is more work to do, and that he hopes to “see deeper inroads” with the administration and Republicans in Congress. So far, the mild political Trump Administration has made changes. President Trump said that immigrants can seek testing to the Crown without fear of deportation undocumented. ICE has temporarily halted most of the implementing measures and limits to “risks to public safety and individuals are subject to mandatory detention based on criminal grounds.” And US Citizenship and Immigration Services, have published guidelines that a treatment or preventive services not as a strike under the charging rule counting public. “It ‘clear that something has to do with immigration, it is a big fight with the president and Republicans in the Senate, but here, for them, is different because it is an emergency issue for public health and a economic meltdown, “said Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro, president of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. “We were in the attitude of the management change, but they have not done enough.” Among those who called for the change is Peggy Noonan, a former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan. In a Wall Street Journal editorial says that the pandemic Noonan makes the case for those who argue that the citizenship immigrants “earn.” “This is where the debate goes,” she said Noonan wrote. “When it’s over, if you can prove in any way that we worked through the great pandemic of ’20, you get US citizenship. Citing printed. With a thank you from a grateful nation ” US Rep Mario Diaz-Balart, a Florida Republican, who had long been involved in the debate on immigration reform and there is one of the first deputy to -19 COVID contract, says opened up a path to legal status of those who have worked on vorderster response crown front. “We should look for people who have served an important role in our society as potential people who earn a path to legalization,” said Diaz-Balart, who believes support a path to earned for legal status for most Americans, but is not sure if the Republicans, who “was dead set against any kind of legalization” change course for the cause of a pandemic. the irony of the current situation no n is lost on foreign workers deemed essential. “It does not seem right for us, because in reality, we are the ones that work,” says Felipe, an immigrant who works in North Carolina, in Spanish in a pig farm. While Felipe a documented migrant workers, his wife is working on a vegetable packing station, it is not. “So it seems our little ‘wrong that do not help us for the simple fact that they are undocumented. You are not going to help people who work.” Raul, an undocumented worker in a feedlot cow Oregon, says he feels as if it will be used by policy, and does not provide for the pandemic in the conversation on immigration change. But it is clear from the eyes of Americans rely on undocumented workers., You need us Please send tips, leads and stories from the front to [email protected]
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