Easthampton Star

Light for the Shadows By Hazel Kahan February 25, 2016 Village of Immigrants: Latinos in an Emerging America Diana R. Gordon Rutgers University Press, $27.95 One-third of the full-time residents of Greenport are Latino, the first of many facts to surprise me in this lively and valuable contribution to understanding the Village of Greenport today. In her book […]

Farm workers desperate for affordable housing

More than half of crop workers in the U.S.–laborers and their supervisors–are Hispanic, and most of those workers are foreign-born. The U.S. Department of Labor’s National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS) has also found that about half of crop workers are undocumented. So when you hear Donald Trump’s wild promise to deport immigrants without work authorization, think about […]