During the day, immigrant teenagers attend high school. At night, they work in factories to pay debts to smugglers and send money to family. The authorities aren’t surprised by child labor. They’re also not doing much about it.
Over half of the workers keeping offices and stores clean in the United States are immigrants. During the COVID-19 pandemic, their job has become more essential than ever.
Alrededor de la mitad de los trabajadores que mantienen limpias las tiendas y oficinas de los Estados Unidos son inmigrantes. Ahora que vivimos una pandemia de COVID-19, su labor se ha hecho más esencial que antes.
On the outskirts of Rantoul, in east-central Illinois, about 100 migrant farmworkers are living at an old hotel in a sleepy part of town.
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In a recent Illinois survey, temp workers say that they do not feel safe during COVID-19 working in food processing, manufacturing, warehousing and logistics.
Los trabajadores dicen que fueron despedidos después de quejarse de la falta de medidas de seguridad para el coronavirus. Se han reportado más de 17,000 casos de COVID-19 entre trabajadores de carne y aves de corral en los Estados Unidos.
Workers say they were fired after complaining about the lack of coronavirus safety measures. Over 17,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported among meat and poultry workers in the United States.
Más de la mitad de los trabajadores de agricultura en los Estados Unidos no tienen seguro médico. Eso puede ser un riesgo con COVID.
Over half of farmworkers in the United States have no health insurance. That can be a liability during the pandemic.