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.
Durante la presentación de dos oficiales de habla hispana, el jefe de la Policía de New Bedford manifestó la necesidad de que la comunidad confíe en ellos y dijo compartir el apoyo a que tienen una licencia de conducir.
While introducing two Spanish-speaking officers, Chief Paul Oliveira urged members of the city’s Central American community to trust police. And he expressed support for immigrant driver’s licenses.
A los pocos días de regresar a la escuela, los niños inmigrantes en New Bedford muestran altos niveles de ansiedad y depresión. Una profesora de yoga para niños y un terapeuta lo llaman crisis.