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Farmworkers' plight shows American complicity in illegal immigration
Farmworkers' plight shows American complicity in illegal immigration

To the editor: We are unable to pass comprehensive immigration reform that is fair and humane because immigrants are unfairly maligned as having the worst of intentions. Fearful, we demonstrate in our communities against immigrants in hateful ways. ("U.S. firms, consumers can't ignore abuses against Mexican farmworkers," Editorial, Dec. 8) Your editorial describing how major U.S. companies import produce from Mexico that is treated with great care while the desperately poor laborers who pick that produce are forced to work and live in subhuman conditions not only upset me, but it also underlined for me how we are complicit in attracting undocumented workers to our country....

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