Train Immigrant Women to Be Caregivers So Patients Can Bathe and Not End-up like Immigrant Kids
Recently, Democratic Representative of Maryland, Elijah E. Cummings, highlighted the inhumanity of immigrant children not having showers and sitting in their feces at detention facilities during a hearing of Secretary of Homeland Security, Kevin K. McAleenan. Disabled people and the elderly are forced to do the same thing because the government has legalized the regulation that humans only need a bath once per week to lessen the work for care staff.
To help solve the immigration influx problem into the US and inhumane care practices, the government should recruit and train women from Central America to be caregivers.
Many immigrants crossing illegally into the US are women trying to escape poverty, unemployment, and violence in Central America. If the US recruited and trained them to speak English and be caregivers in the US, the poverty and unemployment levels would drop, and immigrant would have a legal pathway to US citizenship to escape the violence of their countries.
In addition, the elderly and disabled people would no longer have to live in inhumane conditions, as Elijah E. Cummings explained so eloquently. The reason elderly and disabled people are not more baths is due to understaffing.
Training immigrant women from Central America to be caregivers in the US would solve the immigration influx problem and the poor caregiving conditions in the US.