Los Lecheros - Trailer
The fates of undocumented immigrant workers and Wisconsin's $43 billion dairy industry are closely intertwined – and both are grappling with their options for survival as fears of ICE raids and deportations under the Trump administration grow.
After sixteen years working on a Wisconsin dairy farm, Miguel Hernandez packs up his family and heads back to Mexico. They can no longer live in fear of deportation.
Guillermo Ramos, who manages a 1,000-cow farm nearby, resigns himself to staying on and living under the threat of an immigration raid. How else will he feed his family?
Immigrants make up over half of U.S. dairy workers. Many Wisconsin farmers, like John Rosenow, insist that immigrants are critical to the success of the state's $43 billion dairy industry.