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No unauthorized immigrants? Manufacturing, hospitality workforces would struggle

No unauthorized immigrants? Manufacturing, hospitality workforces would struggle

Abigail Alvarado has spent most of her 5½ years in the U.S. on assembly lines preparing the frozen pizzas and packaged sandwiches shoppers find in their grocery stores.

Until recently, the 26-year-old hadn't feared being sent back to her native Veracruz, Mexico.

But the incoming Trump administration has her worried a crackdown is coming against people like her, working in this country without legal authorization.

She worries she or her husband, an unauthorized immigrant who works in construction and landscaping when weather permits and in factories during winter, could be detained in a workplace raid and never come home.

She worries about her 2-year-old son,...

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