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By Pam Lewison
Initiative on Agriculture for the Washington Policy Center 

Immigrant Relief Fund problem is lack of solutions


November 5, 2020

SEATTLE - Undocumented workers are the hidden people in every state, including Washington. Most work hard, pay taxes, and are engaged with their communities.

Our state, however, has decided to ignore its own hypocrisy by working toward making legal means of employment through the H-2A program more expensive and creating a $40 million fund for undocumented workers instead.

State officials announced today the Immigrant Relief Fund is now accepting applications from “Washington residents who are unable to access federal stimulus programs due to their immigration status.” But the Relief Fun...

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