Migrant farm worker in front of a tractor

Carlos, Seasonal Agricultural Worker from Mexico

For 20 years, I’ve been coming to this squash and watermelon farm from Veracruz, Mexico. Working here means more comforts for my family. It helps with school for my children and food and our house and everything like that. In Mexico, there is not much work.

We have a small farm in Mexico that I work on with my father and brother. We grow coffee and sell it to a small factory. In my country, we grow watermelons and I so understand the watermelon and how they grow.

I have three boys and one girl, ages 22 to 14. I talk to them three times each week.