Nathanael Johnson


In California Farm Country, Trump’s Deportation Threat Looms Large

The president’s anti-immigration efforts could have unintended consequences

This article originally appeared on Grist.

You can chart Amadeo’s life journey by his clothes. He grew up poor in rural Mexico—“I couldn’t even afford to buy pants,” he says. He got a job in the city, but was making so little that he lived in terror of ripping his only pair of trousers. He migrated north to the factories at the U.S. border, and then into the United States, each time taking jobs that made it a little easier to buy the basics—a jacket, work boots, socks.

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