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Migrant Farmworkers Face Twin Risks: Wildfires And COVID-19

Migrant workers harvest strawberries at a farm near Oxnard, California. (Joe Klamar/AFP via Getty Images)
Migrant workers harvest strawberries at a farm near Oxnard, California. (Joe Klamar/AFP via Getty Images)

Farmworkers, especially in the West, are facing double the risk this year, with the record-breaking wildfires and the pandemic.

Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley speaks with Monica Ramirez, president and founder of Justice for Migrant Women. Ramirez comes from a farmworker family and now leads an organization to help them.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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