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.
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.
“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
Migrant Legal Aid in the News
Man enslaved in United States reunites with family in Tampa – ABC Action News
Migrant workers prove vital to local farming community – Holland Sentinel