A DAY WITHOUT A MEXICAN -- ILLUSTRATED SCREENPLAY & SCREENCAP GALLERY
[Mary] Stop covering for him! Yes, you are!
[Vicky] By 6:00 this morning, the 911 emergency service lines have received more than 3,500 calls reporting the absence of family members, trusted workers and business owners.
[Mary] What did you say happened to your brother?
[LIla] Come on, Jeff! I am not a Latina reporter, okay? I'm a reporter.
[Jeff] Lila, if it's St. Patrick's Day, I send O'Malley, if it's Drinko de Mayo I send Rodriguez, you. Anyway, these guys are missing workers.
[Lila] Mexican missing workers. Come on, I was born in California. I'm a citizen of the United States. I can do anything. Well, trust me. I mean, give me something big, something international, something important.
[Jeff] Mexicans are international. This could be big. Lila in the field in three, two ...
[Vicky] We now go live to Stockton. Go ahead, Lila.
[Lila] They left behind a cozy fire, chorizo, tortillas, personal belongings.
[Lila] But the missing workers left no explanation for their absence.
[Lila] Good morning Mr. McClaire. How many of your workers are missing?
[Louis] I think -- Jose? -- 70 or 80.
[Lila] Has something like this happened before?
[Louis] In the last few days we've lost 5 or 10, but nothing like this. We're going to lose the entire crop.
[Lila] Any idea what might have happened?
[Louis] The INS, making it hard for people to come here and stay here.