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Eight months into coronavirus, an immigrant community in Colorado finds hardship and hope

By Sarah Tory, The Colorado Trust It was the barren shelves at the grocery store that worried Berenice most when the coronavirus pandemic hit last March. She worried about having enough food for her three children: Abdeal, age 9; Kendra, 6; and Greicy, 4. Then, a week later, schools shut down in Eagle—a town of […]

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“We’ll never do as much as he did”: Immigrant meatpacker in Greeley who died from coronavirus left legacy of compassion

By Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press/Report for America GREELEY — Saul Sanchez came to the U.S. from Mexico hoping to save his youngest daughter’s life. What he found was a new life for his family, a boss who volunteered to pay for his daughter’s medical treatment – and a rural Colorado community he loved. He […]

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As an immigrant, coronavirus has me worrying for loved ones in two countries. There is peril in both.

During the second week of March, my husband, a software engineer, decided to stay at home. He used to take the light rail from the Federal Station to Union Station every day. Shortly after the first case was confirmed in Colorado and he saw the rate of the progression of COVID-19, he decided to self-quarantine.  […]