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Extension of Mexican farm labor program hearings before the Subcommittee on Equipment, Supplies, and Manpower of the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, eighty-seventh Congress, first session on H.R. 2010 by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Equipment, Supplies, and Manpower

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Agricultural laborers, Foreign -- United States,
  • Migrant agricultural laborers -- United States,
  • Mexicans -- United States

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Other titlesMexican farm labor program
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Paginationvi, 370 p. ;
Number of Pages370
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Open LibraryOL15004344M

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Get this from a library! Extension of Mexican farm labor program: hearings before the Committee on Agriculture ; House of Representatives, Eighty-third Congress, first session, on H.R. Ma 25, [United States. Congress. House. Committee .   The Mexican Farm Labor Program, also known as the Bracero Program, was the result of a series of agreements between Mexico and the United States in response to the demand for agricultural labor during World War II. Created by a presidential executive order in , the program contracted with nearly , Mexicans to work in the United States. Mexican labor, see T.S.E.S., Supplement to Origins and Problems, Under the Ninth Provision of Section 3 of the Immigration Act of , the Com-missioner of Immigration has authority to set aside the literacy, head tax, and contract labor provisions of the law for the temporary entry of alien workers. 6Fuller, "A Year on the Farm Labor. In the end, the anti-bracero forces won out in Congress and defeated extension of the Mexican Farm Labor program. At the same time, the United States government, by setting the working standards for foreign workers, brought about an improvement in the working conditions and wages of .

entered the labor market.8 Even with these considerations, however, it would appear that the total number of Mexican Nationals employed in California agriculture has been declining. The history of the Bracero Program in California is similar to its history in the United States in general. In , California used an average of 25, braceros. While some individual workers did shift from U.S. non-farm to farm work after , more shifted from farm to non-farm work or else returned to Mexico. Changes within Mexico This study finds that rather than a temporary response to the U.S. economic recession, this decline in rural farm workers from Mexico is the consequence of long-term. While farm workers run the gamut of being U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, seasonal laborers on special guest worker visas, or undocumented workers, most are affected by immigration status; it is estimated that at least 6 out of 10 of our country’s farm workers are undocumented (Southern Poverty Law Center). The vast majority of. BRACERO August 4, , the United States government signed the Mexican Farm Labor Program Agreement with Mexico, the first among several agreements aimed at legalizing and controlling Mexican migrant farmworkers along the southern border of the United States.

In his statement upon the end of the Bracero Program on Decem , Secretary of Labor Willard Wirtz presented three policies to guide the government's role in the farm labor market: (1) there will be no administrative extension of the situation existing under Public Law 78; (2) the responsibilities of the Secretary of Labor under the. International Work Force is a Farm Worker Placement Firm and a United States Farm Labor Contractor assisting American Employers in finding Legal, Reliable, Qualified, English-Speaking, Foreign Farm Workers for your seasonal farming needs.   Inspiring Memoirs Tell Journey From Child Farm Worker to Academic Francisco Jiménez, 14, in Bonetti Ranch in Santa Maria, Calif. The author and Author: Carmen Cusido. Esperanza means hope, and hope is what Esperanza needs as she goes from the life of an indulged daughter of a Mexican landowner to the hardscrabble life of a farm labor camp worker in California. This award-winning novel provides the opportunity to teach students to analyze character through text quotes and to use adjectives to describe.