Two national reporters spent six months digging into the often-secretive world of New Bedford’s immigrant community to tell the story of essential workers who were excluded from pandemic aid.
The New Bedford Light hosted its second episode of The Chat on Wednesday, with reporters Julia Preston and Ariel Goodman discussing their Marshall Project story, “Essential But Excluded,” which revealed the plight of Guatemalan workers who kept the seafood industry running throughout the pandemic, but were shut out of federal COVID-19 relief money.
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