Roles to workers! Senator Alex Padilla presents bill

Senator Alex Padilla Introduces Bill to Give Roles to Essential Workers The senator son of an immigrant father pushes this law that could...

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  • Senator Alex Padilla Introduces Bill to Give Roles to Essential Workers
  • The senator son of an immigrant father pushes this law that could give citizenship to essential workers
  • If approved, this reform could benefit five million undocumented immigrants

Senator Alex Padilla presents a bill to give papers to millions of essential migrant workers, whose work has been paramount in the fight against the coronavirus.

The former Latino senator from California said that millions of workers “deserve protection in the workplace and a path to citizenship,” in an interview with the Hispanic network Univisión.

The Essential Workers Citizenship Act could benefit the five million undocumented people in the United States who are estimated to carry out essential work, he says. Univision.

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Essential workers and their ‘importance’

The work activity of millions of immigrants has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, because their important task, in many cases, such as agriculture, is not possible to be carried out from home or ‘remotely’, which exposed them more to the deadly virus, points out the Los Angeles newspaper La Opinion.

In addition, these workers were ‘out’ of the benefits of the various rounds of aid due to coronavirus, according to the aforementioned media.

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According to the Center for American Progress, 16 of the 50 states have 100,000 or more undocumented workers, with California leading the list with nearly 1.5 million undocumented immigrants.

The aforementioned proposal by Latino senator Alex Padilla, whose parents were also essential workers according to The opinion, would give an “immediate protection” and a path to citizenship to these immigrants and would mean a first step towards the regularization of immigrants with the immigration reform of Biden, indicates Univisión.

‘Wave’ of immigrants

The news of the new proposal to give citizenship to millions of immigrants comes amid the announcement that the monthly number of migrants detained at the border shot up 28% last February.

The first month of the government of President Joe Biden, who keeps the border with Mexico “closed” while fighting to develop a more “just and humane” immigration policy, indicates Efe.

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“We continue to see an increase in the number of migrants arriving at the border,” Acting CBP Director Troy Miller said today.

“The border is not open, and we continue to mount an orderly process for the processing of migrants,” he added.

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In February, the authorities detained 100,441 migrants who had crossed the border illegally or considered inadmissible to enter the country, which represents almost three times the number registered in February 2020.

Troy attributed the growing number of migrants to “economic instability in Central America, the pandemic, a hurricane, persistent violence and unemployment.”

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Pressure for Biden at the border?

A CBP official added that “the migration and asylum processes were stopped abruptly for four years” during the presidency of Donald Trump, and that contributes to the migratory pressure that now occurs.

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Despite the 100,441 immigrants who arrived at the border, just over 3% were authorized to stay in the US while 96,974 were expelled, especially by the application of Title 42, a rule established by the White House in March 2020. allowing CBP to expel aliens seeking asylum at the border with the COVID-19 pandemic as an argument.

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The Biden Government still maintains this measure despite criticism from activists and groups that defend the rights of immigrants, considering that Title 42 directly seals the border with the excuse of the pandemic, although the Democratic administration It gives time to develop your new immigration plan.

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