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In Trump’s America, Bosses Are Accused of Weaponizing the ICE Crackdown

Dec. 18, 2018, 1:48 PM

The hours would be long, the sun blazing, the food terrible—Oscar Ivan Contreras knew what to expect as the bus rumbled toward America.

He’d been on this bus before, bound for California and a season’s work picking blueberries. It was partly math that pulled him back now: Six hours’ pay as a legal, temporary worker for Munger Brothers LLC, North America’s largest blueberry grower, equals a week’s wages back home in the Mexican state of Nayarit.

But almost as soon as Contreras and some 600 other Mexican guest workers arrived in California’s Central Valley, he realized something was very different ...

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