Mexican Migrant Workers

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     Mexican migrants on the road with flat tire,
     1936. Looking for work in the peas. California.
       Mexican migrants on the road with flat tire,
       1936. Looking for work in the peas. California.

 
 
1937 migratory Mexican field worker's home on the 
edge of a frozen pea field. Imperial Valley, California
Mexican immigrants in Texas in 1938.

 
 
Mexican citrus workers, Weslaco, Texas, 1939
Mexican citrus worker, Weslaco, Texas, 1939

 

BRACERO PROGRAM
Bracero Agreement between the U.S. and Mexico (Aug. 4, 1942)
Braceros want an old promise met
Bracero Timeline
Los Braceros (1942-1964)
Former braceros leery of Bush plan
Mexican Laborers in U.S. During World War II Sue for Back Pay
Mexican Laborers in World War II Get Longer to Sue
U.S., Mexicans to Meet Over Reparations
Mexico paying ex-braceros $3,500 apiece; activists angry
Mexican workers in U.S. during WWII can get back pay
Ex-braceros get 2 months to file claims for up to $3,500

Juan Corona

Infant has no limbs; parents blame pesticides