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Attorney and author Mark A. Torres reveals the dreadful history of the migrant labor camps from their inception to their peak. During World War II, a group of potato farmers opened the first migrant labor camp in Suffolk County to house farmworkers from Jamaica. Over the next twenty years, more than one hundred camps of various sizes would be built throughout the region. Thousands of migrant workers were lured to Eastern LI with promises of good wages and decent housing, only to be cheated out of pay, housed in deadly conditions and preyed on by corrupt camp operators. Books will be available for purchase.