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Federal Immigration Contract Ending At Worcester County Jail

Worcester County’s days of housing federal immigration detainees are officially numbered. In an anticipated move during a special session of the General Assembly this week, members of the Democrat-heavy legislature voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of a bill…
Visa Backlog Blocks Nursing Help In U.S., But Progress Seen

Observers say they’ve started to see progress on efforts to streamline the immigration visa process to allow more internationally trained health professionals to work in the U.S. and help address widespread nursing shortages amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But they also…
What Happens if America’s 2.5 Million Farmworkers Get Sick?

A century ago in “The Jungle,” Upton Sinclair wrote about how the teeming tenements and meatpacking houses where workers lived and labored were perfect breeding grounds for tuberculosis as it swept the country. Now there is a new pathogenic threat…