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.
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).
I hope to come back to serve Vecinos in a different capacity, and so I won’t say “goodbye,” but rather “until next time!”
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FAW is especially important this year as our current Administration has pushed to destabilize existing immigration legislation and make it more difficult for farmworkers to live and work in the US without fear.