NEW BEDFORD — During COVID-19, Magdalena remained working as an “essential” employee in the New Bedford fish factories, because the businesses were producing food for households around the country.
However, as noted in Essential But Excluded, a Marshall Project report published by The New Bedford Light in February, many immigrants working essential jobs in New Bedford were excluded when the population received federal and state compensation.
Recently, both Magdalena and thousands of workers previously excluded from pandemic relief funding are receiving checks for $500 from the state of Massachusetts in recognition of their work.
Desde hace ocho años, el programa “Juntos” conecta a alumnos de este colegio privado con inmigrantes recién llegados, brindándoles una vía para aprender el idioma.
For eight years, the “Juntos” program has connected students from this private school with recently arrived immigrants, providing them with an avenue to learn the language.
During mobile consulate activity in New Bedford, several Salvadorans said that they will update their document to vote in that country’s February 2024 elections