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Michigan Governor passed an executive order on June 29, 2020 which runs through November 1, 2020 to protect migrant farm workers having farmers provide PPE, isolation housing, and allow for social distancing within housing arrangements. Michigan Governor passed an executive order on June 29, 2020 which runs through November 1, 2020 to protect migrant farm workers having farmers provide PPE, isolation housing, and allow for social distancing within housing arrangements.

Pandemic Exacerbates Concerns for Migrant Farm Workers

Migrant Legal Aid executive director Teresa Hendricks spoke with MiBiz about the problems that migrant farm workers are facing in the midst of COVID-19.

Breaking Down the Unique Challenges of Michigan's Migrant Farm Workers during
COVID-19

Migrant Legal Aid attorney Ben O’Hearn spoke with Rapid Growth media on how the pandemic affects housing, benefits, and the journey for migrant workers.

Mobile Mammogram Pilot Program Successful

Migrant Legal Aid, in collaboration with Susan G. Komen Michigan, Cherry Health, and the Kent County Health Department, ran a successful pilot program this summer offering mobile mammograms to migrant women. We had three events and screened a total of 23 women who would have otherwise not been screened.

El Sueño Americano by Tom Kiefer

Tom Kiefer, a former janitor for U.S. Border Patrol, displays items confiscated by Border Patrol workers from migrants and asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. Click here to listen to his NPR interview.

Fair Food Interview

Our Director, Teresa Hendricks, spoke to Barton Dieters from WOOD TV 8 about our Fair Food Project.

“Historically, farmworkers have been undercounted in the 1990 and 2000 censuses. They are at even more jeopardy of undercounting now, given the political environment and ICE policy changes that put them at increased risk of family separation.” -Teresa Hendricks, Migrant Legal Aid’s executive director and senior litigator

WKTV's VOICES

WKTV's VOICES mobile studio visited Migrant Legal Aid to hear the stories of two of our migrant farmworker clients.

Michigan Governor Supports Licenses for Migrant Workers

Gretchen Whitmer is in favor of undocumented migrant workers getting driver's licenses in Michigan.

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