Senators from both parties reintroduced the Dream Act, version 2021, legislation that would provide a pathway to U.S. citizenship for undocumented immigrant youth. What are the chances for strong bipartisan support, to prevent a filibuster? Also, a new report titled “Always Essential, Perpetually Disposable” shares stories from California farmworkers about how, while being considered “essential” during the pandemic, their families are suffering heightened insecurity, risk, and health disparities. A researcher shares the findings. Also, a medical expert talks about California vaccination work, the way the state prioritizes frontline essential workers to get the vaccine, talks about the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness against virus mutations, and debunks common rumors about the vaccine (serious alergic reactions, alters DNA, plain water, microchip.)
Guests: Erica Fernández Zamora, Research Associate, California Institute for Rural Studies, Visalia, CA; Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Director, Center for Reducing Health Disparities, UC Davis, Davis, CA; Juan Manuel Guzmán, State and Local Advocacy Strategist, United We Dream, Washington, DC.
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