Tag Archives: Essential Workers

She’s an essential worker, helping the homeless. But ICE plans to deport her next week

Many of the Vagabond Inn’s employees refused to return to work when the Ventura hotel reopened in mid-April to house the homeless during the coronavirus pandemic. Unsure of the risks, many stayed home. ...

In an immigrant community battling coronavirus, ‘essential’ means ‘vulnerable’

“No disrespect to people who are at home, but they should have a taste of the pain these community members are going through,” she said. “We cry, we laugh, we cry again.” ...

A Former Farmworker on American Hypocrisy

In the pandemic, “illegal” workers are now deemed “essential” by the federal government. ...

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