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    agreements between the U.S. and Mexico have greatly influenced the migration of rural workers through policies such as guest worker programs. The Bracero program, an example of such policies, was an agreement between the U.S and Mexico that allowed for the importing of Mexican workers through the use of contracts. Despite the opportunity that many believed was to come from the system, it resulted in a negative utilization of Mexican immigrant workers. The Bracero Program planning first immerged when growers claimed there was a rise of labor shortages due to World War II. The American Farm Bureau, states that…

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    Some people may say that “America is the land of opportunity”. Especially the Mexicans in the 1940s. America seemed to guarantee economic opportunity for them when their country could not. As described in the Weekly Reader’s article, “The Bracero Program”, during World War II the United States needed farmworkers to harvest crops and feed the nation since men were fighting in Europe and many women working in the industry. At the same time, the unemployment rate and crop failures were…

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    income would arise. This would cause great difficulty to living a comfortable life as it was difficult to obtain food, clothes and shelter which are vital necessities for living. This uncomforting and jobless life was the life of my great grandpa, Pancho who was living with his family (his mother-in-law, father-in-law and his wife) somewhere in Sinaloa around 1940s without any luck. As he was searching for a job one day around 1942 he overheard someone talking about this Bracero program…

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    towards immigrant workers for taking jobs that could belong to American workers. Mexicans were also discouraged from entering into the United States from Mexico because of the declining economic prospects and social status. About a decade later, during World War II, America was short on low-wage labor because Americans were participating in the war effort, and America looked to the Mexicans as a source of labor, inviting them back into the United States through the Bracero Program. The Program…

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    Bracero Program Analysis

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    the United States of America and Mexico had finally came to an agreement of the Emergency Labor program, which became known as the Bracero Program. (Acuña, 2011, p. 253) The Bracero Program was a reference to the mighty arms , which were also known as “brazos”, of the Mexican men who worked in the labor fields throughout the west and southwest of the United States. This program has allowed U.S. industries, mostly agricultural, to temporarily employ hundreds of thousands of Mexican Workers during…

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    Mexican Bracero Program

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    interaction between United States citizens and Mexican immigrants began in 1917. The first bracero program took its form under the Immigration Act of 1917. This act allowed immigrants, under various provisions and expectations, to migrate the United States as laborers in factories, fields, and mining. The Act specifically asked for a tax to be paid for every “alien” who is not traveling with parents and is under the age of 16 that enters the United States (1917). A literacy test was conducted…

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    It's important to note that Cesar didn't go to law school, but it didn't limit him or stop him to do something significant such as fighting for the civil rights of farmworkers. After he had returned from WW II, he began to find a way to gain the support of others to change the unjust laws that approved in 1942 through the Braceros program. U.S passed this law during WW II to bring foreign workers into the United States because all Americans went to the war. Although, the Department of Justice…

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    The Chicano Movement was something big for the agriculture workers, it sparked a lot when it came to their rights being enforced instead of taken advantaged of. This led to groups being created that supported this movement like MECHA who was created at the University of Washington, this group sparked the youth in the Yakima Valley, which led to the workers to boycott for their rights. Then there are the women immigrants that were centered around a male community, their rights were abused and…

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    Possible solutions To keep in mind there were several attempts of a work program and each time the program had flaws. Each time The Bracero Programs have had the Mexican-American community which has had constant contact with the programs since they were instituted. Special emphasis has been given to problems concerning labor conditions such as wages, the standard of living, health, and job stability of the Americans in this community as they were affected by the Bracero Programs. Very little…

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    economic reconstructing had in Tijuana. Prieto is regarded among the first researches to “approach the maquiladora as a site of social, economic, and political struggle over the everyday toll of that fundamental transformation”(translators foreword,13). Prieto is now a Chicano Studies professor at San Diego State University. Prieto is successful in her purpose through her research as she labels an industry that prays on the feminine characteristic inherited by the Mexican woman, which is…

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