Published: July 21, 2017

Farmworkers frequently are forced into the role of identity thieves in order to get a job, according to a new University of Colorado Denver report. Sarah Horton, Associate Professor of Anthropology, found undocumented or underage farm workers in California were being given stolen, borrowed or forged identity documents by employers in what is termed "identity masking.”

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