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And live aren't playing with Fox News Latino and with me here today is -- Chavis son.
Labor activists -- -- Chapman.
And today is the twentieth anniversary of -- talents than that.
And we're here to talk to his son about his legacy and the activism and some of the missions that you -- have dedicated your -- through.
So welcome thank you for joining us thank you for him -- yes.
What would you like people to -- Remember about -- Well.
I think his legacy is one of commitment to his community.
That you know he felt that.
Every citizen had a commitment to make the community a better place to live not only for their children but for everyone you know I'm often asked.
What was it like being sent -- -- -- but you know when you think about it.
-- -- Looked at the perspective and he was my dad.
-- I've had that same issues that every son has -- their father.
You know I don't claim they -- on how quick resolution clean room and you know -- into -- life and things of that nature.
Analysts and obviously until much later as I got older as the years have -- -- since his passing.
That -- -- to reflect and realize that Jesus what he did was quite.
It's quite incredible when you think about it and and and that perspective and many people say -- the greatest.
One of the greatest civil rights leaders he was definitely a that more than a labor leader he was different civil rights leader.
I don't think he's got another right Martin thinking god but I think that when he did was as important and has significant.
As a -- I don't Latinos let them all working individuals and.
Now I read about some of the via controversies happening at the time your father was fighting you know for rights.
And a lot of them incredibly tackled many of the -- missions today.
As far as guest workers as far as not exploiting migrant workers.
And your father and the union that he was -- they had sort of mixed feelings at the time didn't thing.
Well the but I think -- program.
Well you know the best their program they they -- to put an -- that was very very abusive program.
People came over what was came from Mexico were exploited.
You know this horrendous stories of individuals that essentially worked for a company stores and company -- And they left with very little of course expectation -- come to this country.
There would be paid a living wage which they weren't and then there were exploited so that was program that's.
Very something very shameful for this country that moment.
If your father were alive today what do you think you would think about the current state immigration and migrant workers.
He would favor some sort of immigration reform -- it would be fair and just for everybody.
With respect to.
-- workers and farm workers you know.
You know things have gotten better we haven't gotten a whole lot.
There's still many places in this country where people work for less than minimum wage.
There's places -- -- people live.
And exploitative conditions.
Just recently Californian people think Californians.
The best state for for for migrant workers are identical to workers because -- when my father was.
But there's a lot of -- just about a year or two ago they found individuals living in the cable you know -- -- thirty people living in -- That were put there and and Iran and let electrical wires firm for lightning it was provided by or so things have gotten better but.
This alarms to go especially some of -- in this country.
Where can people continue to be exploited that because it's -- -- -- you know to speak up for what needs to be -- way these things still happening.
Well -- happening partially because of the lack of immigration reform.
So people are afraid to come out you know people had legal status.
I doubt that there would be subject to the exploitation they are now living -- -- you know not being paid the minimum wage.
Livable conditions living in squalor I think those things -- immigration reform -- -- changed.
You're -- trial lawyer been.
And what are you doing to continue.
I was like -- well.
-- -- -- In the fields picking -- that organizing workers but.
In the same.
Main guy I represent injured workers.
Ever present farm workers ever present undocumented individuals.
They've been injured by dangerous and defective products.
Been injured in.
Wage and hour.
Protect individuals who who are being paid with -- -- patent law.
What brings you to New York today.
Well would present a petition to the New York Times asking them.
Two -- and term.
In which the Associated Press stopped -- which and and organizations also stopped using.
And and many other groups.
I think that.
But yeah I think it's.
It's change that they.
Institution like New York Times when I've taken this on much earlier.
I think it's.
And reflects -- poorly.
On the decision continues to turn -- -- it's it's it's it's dehumanizing.
Can two individuals.
And it's tinkering with terms should be used to think how passion.
People in that situation be described it I think she described it as a undocumented.
You know because the fact that matters is that someone comes in from.
Asia on -- -- and states they are here illegally.
Because of -- state there.
They're they're there -- permit but they don't refer to them as Eagles.
So I think it should be I think the term.
That would cover everyone nothing inappropriate term and a term that's more consistent with -- humanity would be yes and like undocumented moved well from longer thank you so much for being with that's.
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