A Migrant's Mission
Although he hoped he could remain in Mexico with his family for good, Rosalino is back to riding on flatbed trailers to travel between worksites on the same tobacco farm he's returned to for over a decade near Fountain Run, Kentucky. Rosalino was optimistic that last year would be his last working in the United States, but poor working conditions and low wages in Mexico forced him to leave his family behind yet again.
“The work isn’t easy, not everyone can do it… I’m happy knowing I can provide for my parents and my family,” he said. “But at the same time, it saddens me knowing I can’t see or be with them, so I try not to think of them… It’s the sacrifice I have to make.” Nick Wagner / Alexia Foundation
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