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Five on Friday: Undocumented but Essential

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Farmworkers wear bandanas while working

It's Friday! Time to round up five articles or resources that MCN staff shared. Here are our picks for the week.


Farmworkers in the field wearing bandanas

Alma in Massachusetts shared, “Indocumentados pero esenciales,” an in-depth article from Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica.

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A mother stands with her three children

Marysel sent around, “'Mamá, I'm Still Hungry': In Puerto Rico, Child Hunger Becomes A Flashpoint.”

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Meatpacking plant worker

Amy really liked this article, from the author of Fast Food Nation: “America’s Slaughterhouses Aren’t Just Killing Animals.”

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A child receiving a vaccination

Amy also shared, “Migrant child died after release from detention, attorneys group alleges.”

Del was distressed to read the early-release MMWR, “Decline in Child Vaccination Coverage During the COVID-19 Pandemic — Michigan Care Improvement Registry, May 2016–May 2020.”

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A farmworker packages produce

Weekly Win: Claire forwarded “The Farm to Food Bank Movement Aims to Rescue Small-Scale Farming and Feed the Hungry,” highlighting innovations to keep our agricultural systems in operation while addressing growing food insecurity.


Have a safe and healthy weekend.

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