As Congress considers comprehensive immigration reform, it is important for the aging and disability communities to be engaged:
· Immigration reform provides opportunities to strengthen to direct care workforce and address the projected shortage of workers as the baby boom generation ages and more individuals need long-term services and supports.
· Immigration reform must remain fully inclusive of aging immigrants and immigrants with disabilities and provide access to health and economic security benefits.
· Immigration reform can increase the number of younger workers, strengthen the Social Security trust fund, and produce economic benefits for the country as a whole.
This webinar will provide an overview of key issues in immigration reform and provide a vision for creating a more just and caring society across generations.