- Jul 14, 2020
As those working from home escalated their complaints or jokes on Twitter about Zoom meetings, the United Farm Workers of America offered a reality check March 20 in the form of tweet: “You can’t pick strawberries remotely.”
For many immigrants, particularly those without legal documentation, the COVID-19 crisis has added another layer of fear and thrown them into an economic crisis with no safety net.
The 2018 farm bill was defeated on the floor of the House May 18. It could back for a second vote in late June, but Catholic and other rural life advocates see a need for improvements in the measure before then.
While Dreamers have been in the limelight of the immigration debate, migrant farm workers have been harvesting our crops in harsh temperatures and little time off. The auxiliary bishop of Denver sees their plight, and wants to be of service to them.
In September, Chicago Auxiliary Bishop John R. Manz made the rounds of the horse racing industry in Kentucky on behalf of the U.S. bishops, trying to minister to the migrant “people on the move” who make big events such as the Kentucky Derby happen.