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Fri Apr 7, 2017, 03:02 PM

'Everyone is affected.' Immigration raids turn Oregon city into ghost town

'Everyone is affected.' Immigration raids turn Oregon city into ghost town
WOODBURN -- Cesar Mora's customers disappeared in waves. Every time a rumor spread, his door stopped swinging open.
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More than a quarter of Woodburn's 25,000 residents are undocumented. Nearly half struggle to speak English. But this was a town that taught people to dream.

In a generation, Woodburn residents transformed the state's worst Latino high school graduation rate into its highest. Mexican parents who fled violence to pick berries for $15,000 a year raised American children destined for college degrees and office jobs.
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This winter, as fear threatened to turn Woodburn into a ghost town, the dream immigrants had worked decades to build began to unravel.
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http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2017/04/woodburn_taught_latinos_to_dre.html

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Response to 0rganism (Original post)

Fri Apr 7, 2017, 03:14 PM

1. I would not be surprised if my county

became a ghost town/county. We have a lot of Mexicans here and I am very sure a lot of them are undocumented. A majority of them are who keeps our agriculture and farming going among a lot of other things. This is a red county and I tend to watch people and how they act towards the Mexican people and others from different places because I fear someone will try to hurt them. These stupid shits in my county say they are taking jobs away. Well, I do not ever see them apply for those jobs so how are they being taken away. Hell, I got a job with absolutely no problem at a food plant where 98% of the workers were Mexican..so, how does that take away jobs from us? You just have to get off your lazy privileged white ass and apply and more than likely you will get the damn job also.

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Response to 0rganism (Original post)

Fri Apr 7, 2017, 07:55 PM

2. I'm waiting to see how agriculture is affected this summer.

I read the article but not the comments. O-live commentera are typically very ugly in their thoughts

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Response to Kittycow (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 7, 2017, 10:04 PM

3. seeing 0 comments on the article

O-live might have disabled comments, preemptively or after some amount of ... ugliness

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