Immigrants - 10/17/2012 - Photos by Marie D. De Jesús
I spent a few hours in Huron making photos of immigrant workers who travel around the nation working for famers. During this time of the year, farm workers stop in Wayne County for the apple harvest.
I spent time speaking to them in Spanish, since this group are original from different countries in Central America and like me they prefer to communicate in our native language. I listened to their stories.
Graciela which is one of the workers spoke about her son incessantly. He stayed behind nine years ago when she arrived to the U.S. to work. She talks about how he is the only thing she has in her mind every minute of the day.
Graciela sends him money and things he need it for school like a computer and a camera for his forensic science courses. According to her recount, her son graduated recently and works in his field. For her that’s the sign that is time to return home.
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