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A Family Searching

The Balderas family moved from Phoenix, Ariz., to Gering, Neb., just one month ago.  Patricia and David moved with their three youngest children and Patricia;s sister’s family to western Nebraska in search of migrant farm work.  After struggling for a couple of years in phoenix after David lost his job, the Balderas family decided to move because they heard there might be work in the fields in Nebraska’s panhandle.  Unfortunately, jobs for migrant workers in western Nebraska are scarce since the introduction of modern agricultural technology like Roundup Ready Beets.  Patricia, David, Patricia’s sister Christina and Christina’s husband are all unemployed.  The family is searching for work as first time migrant workers.

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