https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/02/heal ... ivers.html
.In Brooklyn, Mary DiGangi, the human resources director at the Menorah Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, recently asked local employment agencies to find 20 to 25 new nursing assistants and practical nurses.
It’s a typical request, and usually, she said, “I’m flooded with applications the next day.” This time, she saw only five applications over a month.
She thinks the Trump administration’s immigration policies and rhetoric have discouraged potential workers. Menorah, part of MJHS Health System, draws heavily on immigrants for its 3,500 employees.
Among them are 25 Haitian-American nursing assistants and practical nurses whose temporary protected status was terminated in November. They will have to leave by July 2019, unless the Secretary of Homeland Security changes her mind. Other Menorah staffers brought to this country as children, now DACA recipients, also remain in limbo
Nationally 1 in 4 direct care workers are immigrants. In states like New York, California and Florida, 40% of elder care workers are immigrants.