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City Inside/Out looks at programs supporting immigrant essential workers
City Inside/Out: Undocumented Worker Help
2/26/202128:47

There are over a quarter-million undocumented workers in Washington, many employed as essential workers during the pandemic. They have not received federal stimulus checks or unemployment insurance due to their immigration status, even though they pay taxes. State lawmakers have allocated $65 million in new funds to help them, but there's an effort underway to create a permanent fund that is raising larger questions about American citizenship and equity.

Guests:

Ramon, Undocumented worker

Rebecca Saldaña, WA State Senator (D-37th)

Mia Gregerson, WA State Representative (D-33rd)

Joseph Shoji Lachman, Policy Analyst, ACRS

Paúl Quiñonez Figueroa, Co-Founder, WA Dream Coalition

Alizeh Bhojani, Policy Manager, OneAmerica

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