Meeting Archive:
Immigration Reform: Key Issues for Older Adults, Individuals with Disabilities, and Home and Community-Based Services


Meeting Description:
 

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.

 
Details
Date: Thu, Apr 4, 2013
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): Friday Morning Collaborative
 Presenter Information
Joe Caldwell
 

National Council on Aging


Jason Coates
 

National Hispanic Council on Aging


Ai-jen Poo and Sarita Gupta
 
Caring Across Generations

Rahnee Patrick
 
Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Association & Access Living

Ivy Ngo
 
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center –SEARAC

Jenny Rejeske
 
National Immigration Law Center

Eva Dominguez
 
Alliance for Retired Americans & Latinos for a Secure Retirement