While millions of Americans will soon be benefitting from the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, and the agriculture industry is expecting to receive up to $23.5 billion in aid from it, undocumented farmworkers like Jesús Zuniga won’t be receiving anything despite their essential role growing and harvesting crops sold in grocery stores across the U.S. Originally from Hidalgo, Mexico, Zuniga is 45 and has been living in California and working in the state’s agriculture industry for 20 years. He has picked onions and tomatoes and is currently removing weeds from grape vineyards.”We are in really trying times and we are in trouble as farmworkers,” Zuniga told CBS News in Spanish.”We are essential workers, we pay taxes, so we’d hope that [the government] would give us help just as they are planning to with others who have documentation,” he said. Jesús Zuniga in the field with grapes he tends to. Courtesy of Jesús Zuniga Zuniga worries that if he were to contract the highly contagious virus he would have no way to support his children, who are still living in Mexico. “I have a son who was in a motor accident, he has a broken arm that needs surgery. I’m terrified


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