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Undocumented, and Unprotected? OH Makes Headlines for ‘Workers First Act’


By Phil Yacuboski

This is the next article in's “Undocumented, and Unprotected?” series, as our writers explore what is it like to be an undocumented worker in the U.S., and what it means regarding workers' compensation.


Columbus, OH ( – While undocumented workers currently have access to full workers’ comp benefits, that could soon change via legislation cleared by the Ohio Statehouse Tuesday that would eliminate benefits for illegal aliens in the Buckeye State.

The Ohio Workers First Act passed the House by a vote of 62-30. 

“We were all sent here by Ohio citizens to serve Ohio’s citizens,...

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