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Field Trip Pt. 3: Kelowna farmer helps worker immigrate

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Kelowna farmers Patti and Sam DiMaria with their farm manager, Pedro Borja Villaneuva, and his wife, Rosio, daughters Karen and Delila and baby son, Samuel. (Adrian Nieoczym/CBC)

All week we've been bringing you stories of migrant workers, as part of our series Field Trip.

The workers fall under the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program, which is -- by its very nature -- temporary.

Workers from countries like Mexico come here to work on a farm for up to eight months. Then they're required to go home again. There are no provisions under the program for workers to stay here permanently.

But that doesn't mean it's impossible.

Daybreak's Adrian Nieoczym  recently met up with a Kelowna farmer who sponsored one of his workers and helped him immigrate to Canada.

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Past entries in Daybreak's Field Trip series:
     - Part 1: Immigrant workers essential for Okanagan farmers
     - Part 2: Mexican migrant workers go missing

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