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Her parents were migrant farm workers.
  a person or animal that moves from one place to another — sometimes seasonally
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migrants migrant
Strongly Associated with:   migrate, immigrate, emigrate
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  • Her parents were migrant farm workers.
  • appalled by the social conditions of migrant life
  • Sometimes he slips the shoes off his feet and hands them to a migrant.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • They were not farm men any more, but migrant men.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath

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  • Those camps, the migrant camps, are the worst.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • The migrant workers would come and pick fruit for a few weeks and then move on.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • His father was a Dominican migrant worker who met his mother picking blueberries in Cherryfield, got her pregnant, moved back to the D.R. to shack up with a local girl, and never looked back.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • In 2000, a rancher named Roger Barnett declared open season on migrants.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • The nurse is not there to listen in because that is the day she goes out in the field to give migrant babies booster shots.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  Ellen Foster
  • Like me, they were migrants from the east and refugees from their own community.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River

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  • They became migrants.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • Mattie once told me about a migrant lemon picker in Phoenix who lost a thumb in a machine and bled to death because the nearest hospital turned him away.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Folks call ’em migrants nowadays; then they was just called pickers.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • The purple blooms of thistles became black behind the people’s houses, and migrant birds moved through.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • The house we lived in was nothing more than a shack, a barracks with single plank walls and rough wooden floors, like the cheapest kind of migrant workers’ housing.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Mr. Offenhaus was talking about the migrant labor, the orange pickers and so forth.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • This done, he turned in the direction of the migrants.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • The following day on the track south they began to encounter small ragged caravans of migrant traders headed toward the northern border.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • The area was located in the San Gabriel Valley, which for years consisted of incipient industry, farmland and migrant camps until Los Angeles stretched out fingers of suburban sprawl to the furthest reaches of the valley.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • But the closest to chaos I had ever been, except for that one bad night in Overtown, was in a little migrant workers’ town on the edge of the Everglades.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • And it was in the same spirit mainly that he got interested in the migrant labor camps not far from Duke.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Most of them were illiterate migrants from southern plantations and they had never been vitally interested in politics until they had entered the Communist party.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • I read many American novels, and recall especially John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, in which I found many similarities between the plight of the migrant workers in that novel and our own laborers and farmworkers.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Creedless shells of men tottering down the causeways like migrants in a feverland.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • It was the last stop on Route 66, end of the line for truckers, tourists, and migrants from the East.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Every summer if there’s a big peach crop the migrant workers flood Round Hill.
    Dori Sanders  --  Clover
  • It is true that young rabbits are great migrants and capable of journeying for miles, but they do not take to it readily.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • In other cases the migrants have been driven to movement and seasonal work by poverty and terrible need.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • It was migrant workers waiting to pick August peaches, and gardens being weeded and tended to offset the expense of winter vegetables.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Immigrant is a word coined in America, for migrants who came in, rather than went out, the meaning of emigrant, which was how Europe saw it.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Just about all of my friends have parents who work migrant jobs, and that means that none of us are living much over the poverty line.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • A few truck drivers and cowboys had rooms at the LBJ Apartments, but most of the other people who lived there were migrant workers and their families, and we heard them talking through the thin Sheetrock walls.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • They assumed that they were all welcome at any party given by any of them, and to none of their parties was anyone outside the Group invited except migrants from larger cities and occasional free lances like Martin.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • It seems we had discovered where the migrant workers came to have their babies.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • When she was seven, she decided that the migrant workers staying in their run-down houses on the south end of town lacked a nutritious diet, so she emptied the house’s pantries, cold boxes, freezers, and synthesizer banks, talked three friends into accompanying her, and distributed several hundred marks" worth of the family’s monthly food budget.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • She’s got two little kids—her husband is a migrant. lie’s in Ohio right now—he only spends three or four months a year at home, but they still get along really well."
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • I’ve seen many migrant crop-picking people about the country: Hindus, Filipinos, Mexicans, Okies away from their states.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • The only Americans who consistently earn a lower hourly wage are migrant farm workers.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • A key element in this purported plot were migrant children.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • HIGHWAY 661 is the main migrant road.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • In order to give a vivid, nuanced account, I knew I would have to travel with child migrants through Mexico on top of freight trains.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • The nation has about 1 million migrant farm workers and about 3.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • In 2003, eighty miles south of Phoenix, twelve migrants were sleeping beside a cattle pond.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • The places where migrants encounter the greatest cruelty?
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • The migrant workers?
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • I’d like to be able to say that when I was young I lived in a trailer park, picked fruit with Haitians, got interested in migrant farmworkers, and went to Latin America.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The men were carrying an automatic rifle and a pistol and opened fire, killing two of the migrants.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • On his train rides through Mexico, he told me, he had witnessed five separate incidents where migrants had been mutilated by the train.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • A teenage migrant standing next to me was hungry.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • In May 2000, I scoped out a dozen shelters and churches in Mexico along the 2,000-mile-long U.S. border that help migrants, including minors.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
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