"Deportee" was published in the 1986 Blandford Press book Carry It On!: A History in Song and Picture of the Working Men and Women of America
, by Pete Seeger and Bob Reiser where the credits were given as Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Marty Hoffman, Copyright 1961, 1963, Ludlow Music Inc of New York.
Seeger and Reiser added, "The plane was flying home a group of Mexican workers who had entered the United States illegally, prompted by promises of high-paying jobs from unscrupulous growers in the California orchards. The newspaper didn't bother listing the names of those killed. Like surplus crops, they were just to get rid of."
Undoubtedly Guthrie shared these sentiments.
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