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June 29, 1936

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Miner and organizer Jesus Pallares, who helped organize 8,000 miners into the Liga Obrera de Habla Espanola, is accused of being a communist and deported as an “undesirable alien” following a strike by Chicano coal miners in Gallup, New Mexico. After the 1935 strike, martial law was declared for six months, miners were evicted from their housing camp, and strike leaders were arrested.

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