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Caught Between the Cracks of Health Care for the Undocumented

Before businesses open their doors and morning commuters flood the streets, Fresno County’s farm workers have already harvested hundreds of pounds of tomatoes, peaches and grapes on the nearly 1.9 million acres of the county’s farmland.

The produce is loaded onto trucks to be shipped throughout the country, but bringing that produce to the nation’s table tops is not an easy task. The undocumented workers who make up the vast majority of the state’s agricultural labor force suffer both minor and major injuries in the field, a surprisingly harsh work environment. Then they struggle to find the health care they need.