Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Mexicans in U.S. are returning in droves


February 27, 2020

Kendric Brinson - New York Times

Southbound traffic from El Paso, Texas to Ciudad Juárez, Mexico on Oct. 4, 2019. The undocumented population in the United States has reached its lowest level in more than 15 years, according to an analysis of census data.

LOS ANGELES – José cared for the bottle-fed babies, 700 of them in all. He knew a calf was healthy if her eyes were bright and her appetite hearty. Droopy ears were a bad sign. He was attuned to calf coughs.

"His job was to do all things a mom would do to look after her young," said Mary Kraft, who employed José and his brother, Juan, both immigrants from Mexico in the country illegally, for a decade at her Quail Ridge Dairy in Colorado.


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