Allowing families of any background, including undocumented immigrants, to drink poisoned water is unconscionable. But immigrants have often been overlooked in the Flint water crisis, and to this day many are afraid to get help.
Three months after the governor declared a state of emergency, undocumented immigrants were still drinking tap water. Parents were saddened to learn that they missed information regarding the dangers of Flint tap water due to limited translated materials. Many didn’t know lead was a toxic contaminant or thought that boiling would purify their water. Boiling actually concentrates lead. (more…)