Harvesting cauliflower

Hilario Lopez, left, Pedro Gonzalez and Miguel Villagomez harvest cauliflower in Guadalupe, Calif. When the federal government proposed giving up a hodgepodge of aging trailers in Santa Barbara County for a new immigration processing facility, it was supposed to be a blip on the agenda, a small, benign addition to the community that few would have any reason to notice. Instead, 5,000 people - many of them immigrant farmworkers - turned out in protest at a recent planning commission meeting.

( Ricardo DeAratanha / February 18, 2014 )

Hilario Lopez, left, Pedro Gonzalez and Miguel Villagomez harvest cauliflower in Guadalupe, Calif. When the federal government proposed giving up a hodgepodge of aging trailers in Santa Barbara County for a new immigration processing facility, it was supposed to be a blip on the agenda, a small, benign addition to the community that few would have any reason to notice. Instead, 5,000 people - many of them immigrant farmworkers - turned out in protest at a recent planning commission meeting.

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