Immigrants Are Essential

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Immigrants are not only essential workers. Immigrants are essential to America. Millions of immigrants keep our healthcare system working, our farms and food deliveries flowing, and work as caregivers to the people we love. Immigrants have shaped our society and culture for centuries. Outside of the economic continuations, immigrants are a massive part of our country; our neighbors, friends, and family. There is no essential workforce without immigrants. This panel aims to amplify the unique experiences of immigrants in this country and identify actions attendees can take to ensure that we pay, protect and honor immigrant essential workers at the state and federal levels so that their voices are heard.

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Diana Pliego

National Immigration Law Center

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