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Gabriela Sheehan of Jewish Family Services and Michelle Lopez of the Berkshire Immigrant Center will discuss information on the resettlement or refugees in the Berkshires when Berkshire Business and Professional Women holds it monthly meeting virtually on Monday.
1Berkshire has added two new staff members, promoted three current staffers and added five new board members.
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.
Over the past 10 years, the non-Hispanic white population in Berkshire County fell, while the region gained Black, Asian, Hispanic and multiracial residents.
As vaccination rates shot up this spring and summer, family reunions abounded. Vaccinated parents saw their adult children again; aunts and un…
After four years of fear and uncertainty under President Donald Trump, Berkshire immigrants and immigrant advocates hope that a Joe Biden pres…