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Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal

Abstract

This article seeks to addresses how the nation's food production systems produce negative conditions for foreign-born Indigenous people employed for their labor. The article will utilize the case of the migrant Pur6pecha, on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian Reservation in U.S. v. Duro . It will deeply examine the wide array of agricultural laws and policies that are available and aid growers and producers while not requiring that growers or producers to provide habitual farmworker housing. After discussing in detail the lack of adequate housing options for immigrant farmworkers throughout the nation and highlighted by the U.S. v. Duro example.

Further this article will illustrate how current food production law encroached on the sovereign rights of a domestic Indigenous group by removing the group's authority to control and dictate land use on their Reservation and essentially encroaching after the culmination of longstanding adverse and deficient housing conditions for a immigrant indigenous group. Ultimately, the conditions both groups confronted reveal yet another layer of the ongoing colonization of domestic and immigrant Indigenous groups.

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