Bracero


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Bracero

An agreement between the United States and Mexico whereby agricultural, industrial and other laborers from Mexico were permitted to enter the United States in order to work. The program came from an agreement between U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and Mexican President Manuel Avila Camacho to help with the American labor shortage resulting from the war effort. It began in 1942 and ended in 1964.
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(10) Sin embargo, los resultados de estos estudios no son necesariamente los que circularon en la prensa nacional y que moldearon las percepciones en torno a los braceros. Para acercarse a la identidad del bracero en Mexico, la prensa nacional y local permite entrever como se hablaba de su imagen--real o proyectada--; los editoriales, opiniones de lectores y otras notas periodisticas nos cuentan una historia en la cual el bracero muy a menudo es visto como un problema.
Farmers accelerated mechanization of the production of tomatoes, sugar beets, and cotton after the bracero exclusion.
The 'point of view of the bracero is to never want to remain a bracero but for the shortest period of their life as possible' (Romero Moliner 1949: 42).
First, the number of H-2A guest workers could continue to increase, returning some of US agriculture to labor conditions of the Bracero era, when foreign guest workers lived on the farms where they worked and dominated workforces in particular crops.
The agreement between the United States and Mexico that established the Bracero Program indicated specifically that no one under age 14 could participate.
The impact of national quotas for immigrants from Mexico coupled with the end of the Bracero Program, however, meant that thousands of Mexicans lost their legal right to work in the United States.
Up to and throughout his chapter-long focus on the Bracero period, Foley breaks with Chicana / o Studies tradition and examines the historical perspective from Mexico.
Although originally devised to meet World War II shortages, the Bracero Program continued until 1964 under a variety of legislative authorities, ultimately employing 5 million Mexican laborers.
La migracion en la Segunda Guerra Mundial, con la participacion de los norteamericanos en este conflicto belico dejaron desabastecido de mano de obra a su economia, lo que los llevo a recurrir nuevamente de mano de obra extranjera, lo que en Mexico vendria a ser representado por el "programa bracero".
He examines recruiting, processing and transporting bracero labor to the US, then takes a stand in defense of indentured labor, examines the case of Henry P.
during World War II as part of the Bracero program.