Republican governors are blaming immigrants for the surge in COVID-19 cases in their states rather than their lack of mandates. This comes as August 7th marks two years since ICE officials arrested nearly 700 workers in food processing plants across six Mississippi cities. Journalist and Founder of Futuro Media, Maria Hinojosa, joins American Voices with…
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Maria and Julio discuss the latest in federal and state legislation, including President Biden's executive orders on gun control and the anti-trans bills that have been introduced in states across the country. They also talk about the COVID-19 relief fund for undocumented immigrants in New York, which was passed in the state this week following a 23-day hunger strike. We hear from Angeles Solis, the lead organizer of the workplace justice team at Make the Road New York, who organized the strikes with the Fund Excluded Workers Campaign.
ITT Staff Picks:
- Allison Dikanovic and Josefa Velásquez of The City report on the eligibility requirements, payment amounts and documents needed to qualify for the Excluded Workers Fund.
- Cheryl Reeve, the head coach and general manager of the Minnesota Lynx, writes for Sports Illustrated about how there is no room for discrimination against trans athletes in sports.
- Sam Levine, voting rights reporter at The Guardian, writes about the advancing bills on voting restrictions in Arizona and Texas, which include provisions such as limiting early voting hours, making it harder to vote by mail and more.
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