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For many immigrants, language access is a major barrier to COVID vaccination

“If you look at different immigrant communities, you see completely different behavior,” Kheir Mugwaneza of Allegheny Health Network’s Center for Inclusion Health.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

State continues effort to vaccinate frontline farmworkers

The state is pushing to get vaccines in the arms of mushroom workers, many of them Mexican immigrants.

By Anthony Orozco

‘Their situation is very desperate’: Philly region’s Indian community uses ties back home to send COVID aid

Indians and Indian Americans living across the Philadelphia region are wrestling with a feeling of helplessness as a massive second surge of COVID-19 sweeps that nation.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

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Latino immigrants in Pa. facilitate, react to a Biden victory

Despite the two months remaining until Biden is expected to take office, Stephanie Nuñez hopes the presidential win will inspire more organizing.

By Alanna Elder

Activists call on state to extend eviction moratorium; immigrants among most at risk

Immigrant advocates are calling on Governor Tom Wolf and the state legislature to extend the moratorium on evictions to 90 days past whenever the emergency declaration in Pennsylvania is lifted.

By Anthony Orozco

ICE, Pa. courts push back on bids to free immigrant families in Berks Center due to COVID-19

After being ordered to release all children in their custody due to the coronavirus pandemic,  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials argued against releasing their parents with them in new court filings.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Updated: June 30, 2020 | 12:30 pm

Activists seeking closure of ICE detention facility turn focus to Berks County’s lone Latino commissioner

Shut Down Berks Coalition brings message to Commissioner Michael Rivera’s home during Monday night protest
By Anthony Orozco/PA Post