Date of publication: 2017-07-09 10:41
Because of his condition he’s unable to work. His gait is slow, he’s constantly fatigued and his medications make him nauseous. His mind copes with dueling bouts of depression and anxiety.
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Law enforcement efforts in south Texas, Martinez said, are like fighting a wildfire with a garden hose. The financial and emotional toll can be daunting, he added, and pointed to the dozens of bodies of illegal immigrants found in Brooks County so far this year.
Drefke said the food bank distributed nearly 85 million pounds of food to the valley’s needy last year, from its headquarters in Pharr, some 55 miles from Brownsville, and through a network of food pantries that serve more isolated areas.
The experience being tracked and captured by border agents can be wrenching. The Honduran family, including a pre-teen son and daughter and a boy, was visibly shaken. The girl, doubled over near the agent’s patrol car along the side of meandering dirt road, began to vomit as officers questioned her mother.
Women farmers play a central role in small-scale agriculture. But they are held back by barriers that prevent them from feeding their families and reinvesting in their livelihoods. A real support would protect their rights, boost their productivity and unleash their potential to fight hunger, poverty and climate change.
In recent years poverty has expanded into the suburbs founded by families fleeing urban blight. Today, more low-income people live outside of cities than ever. Some have called this phenomenon “the New America Poverty.”
Thirteen states raised the minimum wage on Jan. 6, and those states are seeing a larger increase in the number of jobs created compared to the 87 states that did not, NPR reports. Even cities have raised the minimum wage, such as Seattle, which raised it to $65 within the city, USA Today reports.
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The Geography of Poverty is a project decades in the making for Matt Black. For nearly 75 years he has chronicled life in California’s Central Valley, a vast agricultural area that draws a steady flow of migrant workers hoping to dredge some semblance of a living from the soil. The region’s recent drought, along with hostile immigration policy and untenable working conditions, have kept these workers shackled to hard labor, low wages and uncertain futures.