Undocumented, vulnerable, scared: The women who pick Your food 4 $three An hourThe GuardiAn #In_FieldsJuly 14, 2019
They are held by undocumented immigrants, mostly from Mexico , and mostly living in fear of arrest and deportation but working all the same to provide for their families.
Parsley is worse: “There is a milk in the stems of the parsley that gets on us when we cut it,” she explains.
Janet met her husband the first year she started working in the fields.
Janet and her sister, both teenagers then, found work as housekeepers as well, but were getting harassed by men as they walked home from their jobs.
“I always tell them, ‘We have worked hard to be here, now don’t let yourself down.’” She says she still sees young women taken off by the supervisors to corners of the fields, but she has hope: “People know their rights a lot better now than they used to.”
María Rebecca, 23, and her daughter.
Photograph: Verónica G Cárdenas/The Guardian
María Rebecca came to the US when she was pregnant with her second child three years ago, leaving her older son with her parents back in Michoacán.
“My sister knew that I loved working in the fields, and she told me I could make a lot more money here.” Back in Mexico she would make about $30 a week.
She says that while still in elementary school, she quit attending five days a week so that she could work a few days a week and earn a little spending money.
“It’s hard to live this way because you could go to work and just not come back because the immigration officials showed up.
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