Migrant farmworkers are often forced to live and work in unsanitary conditions. It could make them more susceptible to Covid-19.

Feature, News Story (Illinois, Missouri, NATIONAL, North Carolina, Texas)

Sky Chadde
Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
March 20, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Farm and Migrant Workers

Organizations mentioned/involved: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA), Legal Aid Chicago


The COVID-19 pandemic “is a disaster which will hit farmworkers very hard,” said Daniela Dwyer, managing attorney for Texas RioGrande Legal Aid’s Farmworker Team.  According to the latest survey of agricultural workers, a third of migrant farmworkers lived in crowded dwellings. That reality is just one reason why advocates and lawyers for these workers are concerned about their safety during the outbreak.