Migrant Workers Memorialized 65 Years after crash

Twenty-eight Mexican victims of a plane crash in 1948 were memorialized in Fresno, Calif., with a new gravestone that lists their names.


Community Village‘s insight:

This quote:

“Some were in the United States legally as part of the federal Braceros guestworker 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.

See on www.nytimes.com