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Closure of migrant camps forces seasonal workers to make tough choice




 A worker tends to a field of baby spinach on September 23, 2006 in Watsonville, California.
A worker tends to a field of baby spinach on September 23, 2006 in Watsonville, California.
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The fields around Watsonville produce more than half a billion dollars in berries every year.

After the raspberry vines have been cut back for winter and the strawberry fields plowed under, some farmworkers from Mexico still go back there for the holidays. At the Buena Vista Migrant Center, the end of the season means it’s time for 104 families to move out.

But as The California Reports's Rowan Moore Gerety reports, more and more farmworker families are having second thoughts about migrating twice a year.