Bills Introduced on Citizenship for Essential Workers During COVID-19

Bills Introduced on Citizenship for Essential Workers During COVID-19

A bicameral proposal, the Citizenship for Essential Workers Act which would allow undocumented persons working as essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic to be eligible for a path to citizenship, has been introduced. The legislation (S. 747 and H.R. 1909) proposes that these workers receive permanent resident status. Individuals eligible for the adjustment of status under the legislation include those working in the nonprofit sector, or health care occupations, including home health care and residential care and home and community-based services (HCBS). An article on the legislation, and other legislative proposals that address permanent path to citizenship is available here: https://leadingage.org/legislation/bills-introduced-expedite-permanent-citizenship-essential-workers-during-covid-19

 

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May 5, 2021