Over time, however, farmworkers, led by Cesar Chavez, were able to call upon allies in other unions, in churches and in community groups affiliated with the growing civil rights movement, to put enough pressure on politicians to end the Bracero Program
In the 1960s, US labor unions and their allies mounted resistance to the Bracero Program
. According to Massey & Pren (2012,3), "the Bracero Program
had come to be seen as an exploitive labor regime on a par with Southern sharecropping." Congress ended the program in 1964, but the labor flow continued apace without authorization.
Mexican farm labour through the Bracero Program
. (86) Although Mexican
Critics often liken the current guest worker system to the Bracero Program
, which brought in Mexicans from 1942 to 1964, and was notorious for labor abuses and lax oversight.
In 1942, collaboration between the two countries produced the Bracero Program
, a guest worker system designed to ease the growing labor crisis in the US.
The end of the Bracero Program
and restrictions on H-2 workers increased the use of Puerto Rican farmworkers throughout the United States.
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Initially in response to labor shortages during World War II, the Bracero Program
allows Mexicans to fill U.S.
The 1964 termination of the bracero program
, which recruited Mexican guest workers to work on American farms, had "little measurable effect on the labor market for domestic farm workers." That is the conclusion of Immigration Restrictions as Active Labor Market Policy: Evidence from the Mexican Bracero Exclusion (NBER Working Paper No.
The result was the 1942 Mexican Farm Labor Agreement, the first of a series of treaties with Mexico more commonly known as the Bracero Program
, by which the federal government sought the return, as provisional guest workers, of those "wetbacks" who had left or been repatriated at the onset of the Depression.
Labor shortages during the First World War led to the first Bracero Program
for Mexican guest workers between 1917 and 1921.
the Bracero Program
was enacted in 1942 in no small part because large numbers of the male labor force were engaged in the military, and a large part of those left behind were engaged in industrial support of the military.
A series of laws and diplomatic agreements between the United States and Mexico initiated during World War II created the Bracero Program
, which brought in guest workers, or braceros, by the thousands, and finally, the millions, to shore up a labor force depleted by war.
In contrast, racialized labour has been organized through racial logics, justifying chattel slavery up until the mid-19th century, then Jim Crow laws across the American south, and the influx of Mexican labourers through the Bracero program
, through which Mexicans were permitted to work seasonally but were unable to become permanent residents of the United States.