New Farmworker Protection Bill Introduced in California

New Farmworker Protection Bill Introduced in California

On January 17, 2019, Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative Zoe Lodgren introduced a new farmworker bill that would provide a path to citizenship for farmworkers meeting the bill’s requirements… Senator Feinstein noted that California struggles to find farmworkers and acknowledged that backbreaking farm labor is performed largely by undocumented immigrants.

Fairness for Farmworkers Act of 2019

Fairness for Farmworkers Act of 2019

North Carolina maintains an average estimate farmworker population of between 100,000 to 300,000, and is the 5th in the nation with the leading amount of farmworkers, both migrant and seasonal… Many farmworkers currently work for a salary at or below the federal poverty line without receiving overtime pay for working over 40 hours per week.

Farmworkers and Organics

At Vecinos, we provide extensive health education about pesticides to farmworkers because the farmworkers exposed to these chemicals have a higher risk for pesticide-related illnesses, ranging from respiratory problems to cancers.

Knowing Your Rights with ICE

Knowing Your Rights with ICE

Since October, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE as the agency is commonly known, has increased the number of worksite investigations and arrests to an amount previously unseen.

Hunger in the Face of Plenty

Hunger in the Face of Plenty

A 2006 survey study conducted by Wake Forest University School of Medicine and several community-based organizations revealed food insecurity among Latino immigrant families in North Carolina to be between 35.6 and 41.8%, nearly double the U.S. average (Quandt et al., 2006).