Among the many essential workers who have kept America running through the coronavirus pandemic are the nation’s three million farmworkers. In March 2020, the Department of Homeland Security sent many of them certificates to carry on the job, declaring them “essential critical infrastructure workers.” We need you, the agency said. By one estimate, around 70 percent of U.S. farmworkers are undocumented. This puts them in a much more precarious position than other essential workers.
Why American farms need immigration reform,
Danilo Zak, The Hill, April 5, 20221
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