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The story was about US immigration policy, but my-oh-my what it said about working conditions in poultry processing plants.
A quick review of the bi-partisan Senate immigration reform bill reveals a few provisions related to workplace safety.
The death rate among individuals crossing illegally the U.S.-Mexico border reached an all-time high in 2012. Focusing on labor law enforcement, rather than border enforcement, could be a solution to the death toll.
Subsistence wages, unsafe working and living conditions and hard labor describe the work life of many U.S. farm workers. The Senate’s bi-partisan immigration reform plan may help to change this reality.