Latino farmworkers say they lied out of fear of ALRB retaliation

Deportación: Farmworkers said they lied because they didn't trust the ALRB. (photo modified to make a point)

Latino farmworkers who testified before a state administrative tribunal say they lied because they feared that California authorities would retaliate against them if they told the truth. Judge Mark R. Soble of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) said in his September 17 ruling that the farmworkers admitted lying because they either didn’t trust the ALRB lawyers, or were afraid the ALRB would call the police or immigration authorities. In…

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