The Senate must protect migrant workers during the pandemic

Today, we are writing to the U.S. Senate urging policymakers to protect the more than one and a half million workers employed in the United States through temporary foreign work visas in any future legislation related to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Instead of enhancing desperately needed protections for temporary foreign workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, recent actions by the administration threaten to increase their exploitation and vulnerability to trafficking. As the Senate considers additional legislation to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impacts, we are seeking for specific measures to be included to protect the health, safety, and economic security of these essential workers.

Read our full letter to the Senate here and download below.

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