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In Napa Valley, where an estimated 90 percent of wine grapes are still picked by hand, Mexican-born laborers can earn up to $10 per hour in the vineyards during harvest season. But tighter security at the US/Mexico border has reduced the availability of these seasonal workers, most of whom enter the country illegally.

Photographed for the LA Times

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In Napa Valley, where an estimated 90 percent of wine grapes are still picked by hand, Mexican-born laborers can earn up to $10 per hour in the vineyards during harvest season. But tighter security at the US/Mexico border has reduced the availability of these seasonal workers, most of whom enter the country illegally.<br />
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Photographed for the LA Times