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Berkshire Immigrant Center staff say that state laws, and the lack of public transportation options, force undocumented immigrants to drive unlicensed or miss out on basic needs. Massachusetts would join Connecticut, New York, Vermont and 13 other states in allowing residents to apply for a license ,regardless of immigration status, under a bill co-authored by state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, D-Pittsfield.
While communities have depended upon immigrant workers during the coronavirus pandemic for “essential” services, many immigrants, including in Berkshire County, continue to face limited access to resources.
At Wednesday evening’s monthly meeting of the Berkshire NAACP, Berkshire Immigrant Center staff members will facilitate a presentation about the county’s immigrant community.
LEE — A scholarship seeking to help people become U.S. citizens has begun accepting applications.
After four years of fear and uncertainty under President Donald Trump, Berkshire immigrants and immigrant advocates hope that a Joe Biden pres…