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Column: Are immigrants better off in Texas or California? It’s complicated

| Los Angeles Times

SACRAMENTO — América Ramirez Lomeli, named for the Mexican soccer team, did everything right as an immigrant.
Growing up in California’s capital, she excelled in school. She volunteered, racking up more than 2,000 hours of extracurriculars by the time she graduated. She collected toys for the children’s hospital that helped her brother after he fell from a roof, and, at her mother’s command, she stayed calm when police were nearby so they did not attract unwanted attention.

Jayapal, Barragán, Grijalva Call for Reforms to H-2A Program to Protect Immigrant Farm Workers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Nanette Barragán (CA-44), and Raúl Grijalva (AZ-07) are leading 43 of their colleagues in calling on the Department of Labor (DOL) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to improve the H-2A program used by farm workers. Both agencies have announced proposed rules that would serve to protect these essential workers. The members are urging swift finalization of those rules to ensure accountability and transparency in the H-2A program and broader agricultural industry.

Acusan de homicidio al propietario del cultivo donde un trabajador murió ahorcado por un tractor

| Univision

La muerte del trabajador ocurrió en 2020 luego de que su suéter se quedará atorado en las aspas del tractor que manejaba, provocando su ahorcamiento. Pese a que el incidente pudo haberse calificado como accidente, autoridades decidieron hacer la acusación contra el dueño del cultivo por que la máquina que manipulaba la víctima no cumplía con las normas de seguridad que ayudan a evitar este tipo de situaciones.

Jack London Park harvests 6,000 pounds of fruit and a year’s worth of gratitude

| Sonoma Valley Sun

In this season of thankfulness, there’s a lot of gratitude coming out of Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen, most of it grown in the historic orchard that the park and its supporters have been restoring since 2017.

Santa Maria community members honor their late loved ones with “Ofrendas”

| KEYT-TV

SANTA MARIA, Calif. — The City of Santa Maria hosted their annual Dia De Los Muertos festival with “Ofrendas” or Altars created by families for their late loved ones.
Dia De Los Muertos is celebrated on Nov. 2 it is a Latin tradition that began since pre-Hispanic Aztec rituals.

‘No more’: Local group uses art to raise awareness on domestic violence for Hispanic community

| Bakersfield Now

BAKERSFIELD, California (KBAK/FOX58) — One local organization, Lideres Campesinas, is helping raise awareness about domestic violence in the Hispanic community.
One of the ways they are doing this is by using art to help survivors speak up about their experiences. Organizer Jessica Nunez said talking about domestic violence can be a taboo topic in the Latino community.

We cannot wait for California’s next economic upturn to invest in our food security | Opinion

| The Sacramento Bee

As advocates who promote sustainable and resilient farming in California, we continue to witness the urgent need for action in the face of climate change. Collectively, our organizations work to improve the health and well-being of farm workers, provide training and resources to help farm workers transition to organic farm ownership, and increase access to healthy food for all.

Vigilia y misa para las víctimas de violencia doméstica

| Telemundo

Octubre no solo es el mes de concientización sobre el cáncer, sino también de luchar contra otro grave problema: la violencia doméstica.
Y sin duda alguna, uno de los grupos más afectados son las trabajadoras del campo.
Pero todos podemos poner nuestro granito de arena, bienvenidas Yuriria López y Nayelly Aguirre…. de la organización líderes campesinas van a tener unos eventos en nuestro condado, pero antes que tan grave es este problema.

Violencia de género en el campo: el silencio que asfixia a las campesinas del Área de la Bahía

| Univision

Descubre cómo las campesinas en el Área de la Bahía enfrentan la violencia de género en silencio debido a su situación migratoria y económica precaria. La historia de Teresa revela la cruda realidad.

Coalición pro reforma migratoria acude a despacho de Kevin McCarthy: no le abren

| The Fresno Bee

Una coalición de grupos pro inmigrantes se concentró el viernes ante la oficina del Distrito de Clovis del presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, Kevin McCarthy, pero no consiguió que les abrieran para entregar una petición al líder republicano para que “apoyara una reforma migratoria directa y práctica”… Read more