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Immigrants

Dreams on Hold

Harsh living conditions impact immigrants lives.

In the early '60s, Virginia Frausto was a migrant worker picking onions in the fields with her family. Most of her childhood was spent in labor camps in housing provided for the family by the farms that employed them.

"The sun goes down late in Oregon," she remembers, "so as kids, my mom and dad would put us down early so we wouldn't be tired in the morning. I'd look through the cracks in the cabins and see the other kids playing and think, "we should be playing."

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