Jose Diaz came to southeast Wyoming for two reasons, he said — to be with his new wife, and to work. Today, he and his wife have two small children and he works in agriculture.
To reach his wife, Diaz undertook a long and dangerous journey, then took a job few others wanted, he said. It’s a common story among the undocumented immigrants WyoFile interviewed — an uprooting taken at great personal risk to advance themselves in an economy that needs them.
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Today, immigrant labor is often associated with the hospitality industry — think Jackson hotels and Rock Springs restaurant kitchens. Wyoming’s history with immigrant agricultural labor stretches back far further, however. For nearly a century, farms and ranches have depended on immigrants to do the
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