In the early 1930's, as the nation slid toward the depths of depression, the future of organized labor seemed bleak. In 1933, the number of labor union members was around 3 million, compared to 5 million years before.
In the mid to late 1800's Chinese Immigrants started coming to America in search of jobs. As more and more Chinese immigrants came to America, the strength of the anti-Chinese sentiment grew too. As more and more people migrated west, jobs were getting scarce that seems like one of the reasons many people in California were against so many people coming over there.
Okies were what immigrants who went to California for work or to get away from the dust bowl were called. To this day immigrants are still treated how Oakies were treated in the mid 1930's. The opening sentence has "and more and more farmers were forced of their land." This openly provides a connection between this article and the Grapes of Wrath the Joad's were also forced of their land by banks and by the drought itself.
Dreamers refers to a category of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, either entering illegally with their parents or overstaying their visas. In the Grapes of Wrath, the Joad's were trying to go to California for work, and all of the people they met were rude to them similar to how people are to immigrants now. the author of this article seems kind of bias, like I don't think the author is against DACA but then again he doesn't seem for it.
Four years into an unrelentingly mean, hot drought, a new Dust Bowl engulfs the same region that was the geographic heart of the original. April 23, 2013, a dust bowl occurred in Oklahoma it was captured going up to 53 miles per hour. this dust bowl wasn't the first to happen, up to that day there had been 10 dust bowls. While most people think of the 1930's when they hear "Dust Bowl" to this day dust bowls still are happening.
Many people are attending meetings about the drought with Lake Powell and the water levels falling to low. In the Grapes of Wrath the whole setting revolved around a huge drought which lead to the dust bowl. If the government had enforced some type of law perhaps with water restrictions or had the army help spread water out, the drought wouldn't of been as bad.
Many immigrating Mexicans went to California for work because Californians climate allows longer growing season, allowing longer work. throughout this one particular article you get to read about the migrants, and the dust bowl.
The dust bowl was caused by farmers who did not know what the were doing, they were not farming correctly. Farmers kept constantly plowing up the soil trying to plant wheat and corn and other crows with short roots, long rooted plants would of helped keep the dirt from blowing.