Apple pickers in the news

Farmworker Program supervising attorney Daniela Dwyer was quoted in a Baltimore Sun article Sept. 21 about Mexican apple pickers in Western Maryland: “Both nationally and in Maryland, migrant camps have vocal critics,” wrote reporter Scott Calvert in the article. “Daniela Dwyer, an attorney at Maryland Legal Aid, said the state’s apple industry as a whole needs ‘massive reform.’ Wages are not always paid, she said, and housing conditions ‘in general do not meet code.'”

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