“This is a Nightmare”: Undocumented Domestic Workers Share Impact of Coronavirus

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Pictured: Defend DACA rally in Los Angeles, September 2017. (Molly Adams)

Ingrid is a house cleaner in Washington, D.C. and has been for 20 years. Now, from not being able to pay bills to questioning where her next meal is coming from, the COVID pandemic has completely uprooted her way of life.

Ingrid is depressed and fearful about her future. Unlike most Americans, Ingrid can’t turn to the federal government for help because she is an undocumented immigrant. 

“We have been having issues with getting jobs. We have had a lot of cancellations. There is no income. I don’t know if I’m able to pay my rent,” said Ingrid. “We have been excluded from the federal government to pay our rent. We are invisible.” 

Ingrid is not alone. Undocumented immigrants across the United States are overlooked and excluded from government-funded relief bills, like the CARES…

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