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alambrista

alambrista
 n.— «For years, he’s answered requests by community groups to tell of his early adventures in the 1950s—how he labored, among other things, as a gardener and a trash collector; how he returned to California over and over; and how as an alambrista (wirejumper) he cooperated with the Border Patrol in what he saw as a “game.”» —“Study Shows Undocumented Workers Don’t Steal Jobs” by Sheric C. Neville in Santa Ana, Calif. Orange County Business Journal (California) Feb. 17, 1986. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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