Twenty-eight Mexican victims of a plane crash in 1948 were memorialized in Fresno, Calif., with a new gravestone that lists their names.
“Some were in the United States legally as part of the federal Braceros guest–worker program”
Emphasis is mine.
A rights activists said “When we have a guest at our house we don’t ask them to wash the dishes.”
In other words, the whole idea of guest-worker is dehumanizing.
The idea of guest-worker conveys that the guest is good enough to harvest the crops that feed, nourish and grow our nation – but the guest is not good enough to stay in the community and become a citizen.
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