The Myth of the Immigrant Burden: Ai-jen Poo

We finish our series, The Myth of the Immigrant Burden, by discussing immigrant contributions to less visible industries, which are some of the most important but often the least valued. Domestic work — including caretaking, housekeeping and nannying — will continue to be key as our nation ages. But it’s long been undervalued, and workers are even more at risk if their immigration status is uncertain.

Ali talks to Ai-jen Poo, co-founder and executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, about recognizing the importance and dignity of domestic work.

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