Salon: Can low-wage industries survive without immigrants and refugees?

Can low-wage industries survive without immigrants and refugees?
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This post originally appeared on ProPublica. One afternoon this fall, I knocked on the door of a redbrick apartment building in Akron, Ohio, looking for a Bhutanese refugee who’d lost the tips of his fingers at a Case Farms chicken plant in a vacuum-pressure machine known as a “fat sucker.” In the apartment’s tiny living room, a young man told his story in halting English. As he spoke, I realized that his name was different from the one I had, and, instead of losing his fingertips in a fat Read the full story

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