Their dreams, in their own words
By Peggy Lowe and Abbie Fentress Swanson
Design by Scott Pham
Across the country, rural towns are becoming home to a diverse population of children whose parents work in the meatpacking industry. These young immigrants and refugees have dreams that are bigger than working at the plant. They’re hoping to move out of the shadows of the slaughterhouses that paved the way for their parents to move here from parts of Asia, Africa and Central America.
As part of our series In the Shadows of the Slaughterhouse, we asked them about their life-long goals.