Author: Jesse Pratt Lopez

Yesenia’s Story

Yesenia Cuello worked in tobacco fields when she was a teenager, and now helps farmworkers as program director at NC Field, a North Carolina-based nonprofit organization. She says immigrant farmworkers are vulnerable during and after extreme storms whether they have a temporary, H-2A visa or not, for reasons ranging from […]

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Martin’s Story

Martín Hernández lived in a mobile home with his wife and two step-children at the edge of a North Carolina tobacco field for 12 years; his family has been on the same plot of land for four decades. But the undocumented farmworker had zero protection when Hurricane Florence destroyed everything […]

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