Braceros Treatment Case Study

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Braceros treatment Upon arriving to the check immigrant workers were being inspected for disease and take to processing centers where there toughly searched for vegetables, weapons, drugs or any other types of contraband. Once they they passed the searched part of the process later they were force to strip and sprayed with Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloro (DDT) (which is a type of insecticide, which now is banned in manny countries for its harmful ingredients) to get rid of any harmful insects. The program offered many things like housing, transportation, healthcare, among other things, and they ( the workers) sort of did get all those things. The bracers that go hired in the railroad industry did get transportation, housing, and sanitation facilities, …show more content…
The railroad companies build a section go house for the workers and their families, but they were made of railroad cars or they were very small shacks. The housings had to be shared with other ten families if they were staying in the houses made out of railroad cars and if the families were staying in the shacks they had to share it with three other families. These “houses” did not include indoor plumbing, there was no play area for the children, and the community restrooms were shared with hundreds of families. These living conditions were not similar to in all the labor work fields, but one thing they all had in common, keeping the cost of labor low, while profits sky rocked. The wages went up $.35 an hour and $3.00 a day, but the living conditions did not improve because many Mexican workers were not employed all year specially in the agricultural fields. They were only needed when harvest time came along and where not fully employed, and if they were it was only a small …show more content…
Since the residents and U.S. citizens that were already hired did not let their voice be heard because of being scare of being replaced by an outside worker, and if they did say something about it the company could care less. The braceros came to dominate most crops, thereby displacing domestic workers which lead to a chain reaction, where the people that were here legally started depend on the government support (welfare) to survive, bringing the economy down and racism started to flourish furthermore. With a huge pool of cheap labor, companies would hire the people that would work for less to maximize their profits. Using braceros special illegal immigrant workers “wetbacks” had all types of advantages for the farmers, and not one was willing to make any type of demands nor they were in tittle to make them, not wage or housing demands. With undocumented workers, farmers could exercise the right to fire, mistreat, and abuse and they pleased. The Braceros Program came to place one would think that the illegal immigration would decrease over the years because of now having contract labor, but the was totally different. Since The Braceros Program could only accept

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