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Potato Slaves

August 14, 2020 (1 min read)

Patricia Clarembaux and Almudena Toral, Univision, Aug. 6, 2020

"Workers at a potato processing plant in Texas face abuse by their employers but choose to stay silent out of fear of losing their H-2A visas. Most are unaware they’re even victims of forced labor, or that the fees they’re required to pay to their supervisors for a visa are illegal. They don’t trust the authorities either, and fear retaliation for speaking out. It’s a reality faced by some 36,000 people a year in this border state."