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  • Sacrificing Their Lives to Work

    September 5, 2011

    When it was established in the late nineteenth century, Labor Day was intended to honor the American working man. Yet a great deal of our menial labor today is performed not by American citizens but by undocumented migrant workers--many of whom risk their lives in thousand-mile journeys simply to get to the United States. A year ago this August, 72 of those migrants--58 men and 14 women--were on their way to the US border when they were murdered by a drug gang at a ranch in northern Mexico, in circumstances that remain unexplained.