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A guest worker strings up wire supports for planting apple trees, in an field owned by Stemilt Growers. (David Bacon)

‘Close to Slavery’ or Legalization? The Farmworkers’ Hard Choice

A bipartisan bill now in Congress would legalize undocumented agricultural workers—but also bring in wage-depressing foreign contract workers with no rights.


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