Five on Friday: Migrant Child Labor Exploited Across the U.S.
As usual, key issues that MCN staff are pushing forward – from migrant health, to climate justice, to COVID care for marginalized people – were all over the news. Here are some key articles you may have missed, shared by MCN staff.
Myrellis shared this episode of Puerto Rican Voices, which covers a coal plant in the southeast coast of Puerto Rico and the health issues that neighbors have experienced as a result. Burning Ashes/El Peso de las Cenizas
Alma, Jillian, Kaethe, and others shared and commented on this upsetting but not shocking exposé of migrant child labor in the New York Times by Hannah Dreier. Alone and Exploited, Migrant Children Work Brutal Jobs Across the US
Experiencing a paywall or wanting to hear more? Claire recommended watching or listening to the interview with the New York Times journalist instead, on Democracy Now, which includes info on the Biden Administration's response to the report. ‘Alone and Exploited’: NYT Exposé Shows Migrant Kids in U.S. Forced into Brutal Jobs for Major Brands
Claire also shared this All Things Considered segment that covers what asking for asylum looks like at this moment in Mexico, why people wish to ask for asylum in the US over Mexico, and some experiences with the new CBP app to ask for asylum. Migrant Advocates Criticize Biden Administration's Proposal to Limit Asylum
Weekly Win: In a week of gloom, one very bright spot: Eli Lilly's announcement, which is a massive win for the millions of un- or underinsured people in the US who cannot afford the lifesaving drug. Del shared it, and we all celebrated! Drugmaker Eli Lilly Caps the Cost of Insulin at $35 a Month, Bringing Relief for Millions