Undocumented immigrants face unique legal and linguistic barriers that may hinder their chances of getting vaccinated. And that endangers the whole population.
Over the past year, coronavirus infections have skyrocketed in meat-processing plants. About 8% of all U.S. cases early in the pandemic were linked to outbreaks at those sites. Factories, forced to stay open by the Trump administration, were given no federal safety guidelines or mask mandates. This allowed the virus to ravage in rural states that rely heavily on the meatpacking industry.