If you have a job, chances are you have workers’ compensation insurance. While state workers’ comp laws can vary concerning who is covered, those distinctions are normally based on the kind of job you have, not your immigration status.
But a couple states have passed laws saying undocumented immigrants are not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The Ohio House recently passed a bill barring workers’ comp benefits for “illegal aliens,” though the bill has a long way to go before becoming law.
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Benefits of the Bill?
The choice of inflammatory verbiage in the bill was apparently purposeful. Although many have objected to the use of “illegal” to refer to undocumented immigrants, the bill’s sponsor, Republican Representative Bill
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