Director of Communications Stephanie Caplan wrote in Philanthropy Journal about a special reunion that took place in Mexico during the Latino Initiative Farm Bureau program earlier this year.
This was a special meeting. For 16 years, Isaias, known as “Easy,” had traveled to North Carolina to work on Richard Whitaker’s tobacco and produce farm in Guilford County. One of an estimated 150,000 migrant farmworkers in North Carolina during each growing season, Easy makes the arduous 6,400-mile round trip trek each year for planting and harvesting in order to provide for his family in Mexico.
On this day, it was the North Carolina employer who crossed the border.