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Field Trip Pt. 2: Missing Mexican migrant workers

Mexican officials say a number of workers brought into B.C. to pick fruit in the Okanagan have gone AWOL, and it's not clear if the Canadian authorities are even looking for them.

When the harvest is over, seasonal migrant farm workers are supposed to go back home.

Under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program, these migrants can stay in Canada for up to 8 months.

But not all migrants leave when their time is up.

This year, more than 3500 Mexicans entered B.C., and 60 per cent headed to the Okanagan.

This year at least 5 of them did not leave when their contract was up.

Daybreak host Chris Walker spoke with SAWP program co-ordinator Edgar Hurtado, who also speaks for the Mexican Consulate.

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