Immigrant Farmworkers Forced to Keep Picking Crops Amid California Wildfires

When wildfires hit California, those who have the means get themselves to safety. But what about those who don’t?


For many immigrant farmworkers—some of whom of whom are fearful of being deported or losing their jobs—the fires were not something they could escape. They were forced to continue picking crops even as hazardous smoke and soot swirled through the air.

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