Undocumented During COVID-19: Essential for the Economy but Excluded from Relief   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "Undocumented workers and their families are at the frontline of the response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Their work in essential sectors of the economy, from agriculture to medical services, is sustaining the U.S. economy and providing all Americans with vital products and services to survive during today's health and economic crisis. [...] In this brief, based on a technical report published by the UCLA [University of California, Los Angeles] North American Integration and Development Center (NAID), we quantify the economic contributions of undocumented workers to GDP [gross domestic product], employment, and tax revenues; we show the relative vulnerability of this group to the economic shocks caused by COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]; and we quantify the costs to GDP, employment, and tax revenue that result from excluding undocumented workers and their families from relief benefits."

UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative; North American Integration & Development Center; UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
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UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative: https://latino.ucla.edu/
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