For Undocumented Workers, More Risk and Little Safety Net

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The Colorado Trust

“I’ve asked my undocumented patients who are still working if they have any protections,” says Kathleen Page, MD, an infectious disease expert at the Center for Humanitarian Health at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine. “One person told me she was fired for wearing a mask at work, although she might have misunderstood; I’m not sure. Someone else told me he was crowded into a truck with a lot of other workers—the worst place you can be—to be driven to a construction site.”