When Trump was elected last November, Roy Mitchell planted some peanuts.
Mitchell is a citizen of Jamaica, but he’s one of hundreds of foreign-born workers who come to the Twin States every year to work for American businesses. For the last 15 years, Mitchell’s come to rely on his work at Edgewater Farm to support his household, including feeding his two children.
“It’s a great help to us,” he said. “It costs a lot of money to send the kids to school.”
Mitchell said Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric as a candidate had him concerned that, this year, he wouldn’t be able to make it back.
“It made me really worried,” he said. Because he wasn’t sure, he tried planting peanuts back home so that he’d have some source of income.