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Paola Mendoza, the daughter of farmworkers, says her parents didn't want her to join them in the fields. She's now in college, studying to be a teacher. Mike Kane for NPR hide caption

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As these farmworkers' children seek a different future, farms look for workers abroad

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People shop in The Galleria mall in Houston during Black Friday on Nov. 26, 2021. The economy grew strongly last year but at an uneven pace because of the pandemic. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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Believe it or not, the economy grew last year at the fastest pace since 1984

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