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‘We Don’t Exist’: Texas Domestic Workers Fight for Inclusion in Labor Laws

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Domestic workers already lacked contracts, wage protections, and health care benefits. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
En esta foto del martes 14 de abril de 2020, un joven con una mascarilla camina por el campamento de migrantes durante la pandemia de coronavirus en las afueras de El Puente Nuevo en Matamoros, México. (Denise Cathey / The Brownsville Herald vía AP) by

Feeding Refugees on the Texas Border Has Been Tough. Now There’s COVID-19.

Elizabeth “Lizee” Cavazos, who volunteers with Angry Tias and Abuelas of the Rio Grande Valley, talks about the challenges of arranging food for a refugee camp in Matamoros as the coronavirus keeps volunteers stateside.

Since 2019, a crisis has been unfolding directly across the U.S.-Mexico border from Brownsville. About 2,000 refugees, largely from Central America, have been s...Read More

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Home Wasn’t Safe. Then COVID-19 Made It Seem Like the Only Option.

Seeing a “disturbing” decrease in clients and callers amid COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, some domestic violence shelters in rural counties worry this is just the “calm before the storm.”

Home Wasn’t Safe. Then COVID-19 Made It Seem Like the Only Option. Seeing a “disturbing” decrease in clients and callers amid COVID-19 stay-at-home orders...Read More

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Locked Out

Visitation is a critical lifeline for incarcerated people, yet some families say Texas prison officials ban them from seeing loved ones over petty or unproven claims of misconduct.

Locked Out Visitation is a critical lifeline for incarcerated people, yet some families say Texas prison officials ban them from seeing loved ones over petty or...Read More

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How COVID-19 Upended Texas Prisons

While prison officials insist they’re doing their best in the face of an unprecedented crisis, Governor Greg Abbott has effectively ignored the pandemic inside the Texas prison system.

How COVID-19 Upended Texas Prisons While prison officials insist they’re doing their best in the face of an unprecedented crisis, Governor Greg Abbott has mos...Read More

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