Oxnard, California – Last month’s Woolsey Fire in southern California wasn’t the first time Jacob* and his family witnessed the devastation a blaze can bring. They survived the Thomas Fire last December. And other smaller fires before that.
So when the smoke began to rise from Ventura County, they knew what kind of trouble was on its way.
The Woolsey Fire, like many of those that have ravaged California, destroyed houses, land and crops. It also destroyed the livelihood for hundreds of undocumented individuals, including Jacob, who work in the fields in and around the area.