Their dreams, in their own words
Across the country, rural towns are becoming home to a diverse population of children whose parents work in the meatpacking industry. These young immigrants and refugees have dreams that are bigger than working at the plant. They’re hoping to move out of the shadows of the slaughterhouses that paved the way for their parents to move here from parts of Asia, Africa and Central America.
In the special three-part series In the Shadows of the Slaughterhouse, Harvest Public Media asked nine of these kids for their life-long goals.
This story is part of Harvest Public Media's three-part series In the Shadows of the Slaughterhouse. This project was reported with assistance from the Institute for Justice & Journalism’s “Immigration in the Heartland” fellowship.
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