Seabrook Farms sponsored Japanese Peruvians for cheap labor

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Having a sponsor family, having a job, was one of the criterias of being able to stay here. Seabrook Farms that hired one, two hundred Japanese Peruvians, they became like the sponsor.

They took advantage of…everything they're doing with the Hispanics right now and other foreigners, dirt cheap, nothing, they're breaking the law. It was a way of them getting cheap labor, but they were good labor. They didn't know that.

Date: September 20, 2019
Location: California, US
Interviewer: Tom Ikeda and Yoko Nishimura
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum and Denshō: The Japanese American Legacy Project.

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