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Dreaming beyond the slaughterhouse

by Peggy Lowe and Abbie Fentress Swanson, Harvest Public Media | Take Two

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Binh Hua (left) and My Nguyen, both 18, work in the Garden City Community College chemistry lab. The two best friends graduated from high school in three years and after community college, plan to go on to universities. Peggy Lowe/Harvest Public Media

Ever since the large meatpacking plants moved from places like Kansas City and Chicago, rural Midwestern towns have been dealing with a huge influx of immigrants.

In part three of the series "In the Shadows of the Slaughterhouse," from Fronteras and Harvest Public Media, Peggy Lowe and Abbie Fentress Swanson report from on how some of these kids are hoping to achieve the American Dream -- by going to college and finding jobs outside the meat-packing industry.

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