I interviewed immigrants who work as caregivers in the health field, mostly as Certified Nurses Aids (CNAs), Personal Care Assistants (PCAs), and Home Health Aids (HHAs). Immigrants, especially those from the Caribbean, are heavily employed in the low-skilled but high-demand caregiving fields. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 2.1 million immigrant healthcare workers in 2015, and 24 percent are employed as lowskilled direct care workers (Altorjai et Al. 2017). The number of immigrant workers continue to increase. I wanted to learn about their experiences because while our health system depends heavily on them, current political rhetoric about, and administrative action toward, immigrants is making their lives more insecure.
Unseen and Unheard: Experiences of Immigrants Who Work as Low-Level Healthcare Providers.
Undergraduate Review, 14, 23-31.
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