"They were making them take their shoes off in order to plant celery during the winter months when it was very cold. Anyone who did not want to would immediately be fired... I told them to come with us into the union so that they would have someone to protect them. And he told me that La Casita Farms was paying $1.00 an hour, that that was sufficient money to live with in Mexico... And that is the reason for the workers that come here as strikebreakers because for them $1.00 is sufficient to live in Mexico with." Statement of Baldemar Diaz, farmworker; Migrant Labor Subcommittee, Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, Hearings Rio Grande City, Texas, June, 1967, 90th Cong., 1st Sess, pt. II, 372.
Sheldon L. Greene,
Immigration Law and Rural Poverty—The Problems of the Illegal Entrant,
1969 Duke Law Journal
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