Earlier this week, an appeals court ruled that the Trump administration can continue to wind down Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands of immigrants, many of whom have been living and working legally in the United States for more than two decades. Protections for immigrants from Sudan, Nicaragua, and Haiti would be cancelled by March, and then El Salvador by November 2021.
Migrant farmworkers—who help bring food to American tables daily—are especially vulnerable at this moment. This is only because of the on-going coronavirus pandemic, but because of the wildfires that are raging in the state.
PPE shortages, a lack of aid, and the inability to miss work are just a few of the challenges that they are facing during this unpredictable time.
While Miriam Robles can’t vote herself due to her DACA status, she’s helping to register eligible voters in advance of this year’s elections as a volunteer with our partners at Mi Familia Vota.