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Bracero Program
Event
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Period 1942-1962
Who's Involved American and Mexican Government, Mexicans, American Industries
Purpose Cheap Labour, Safety

The Bracero Program is a deal between the American and Mexican Governments, which allows local Mexican Citizens (usually near the border) to cross over into the U.S.A for a day of hard labour supposedly cutting and picking fruit and vegetables. Which also includes good pay compared to what they would've had back in Mexico. This is also a reason why many Mexicans, out of free will wish to illegaly migrate or apply as a refugee and enter The U.S for better oppurtunities.

This program had started during WWII when the U.S had a large demand for manual labour on the massive plains of food farming they had. In asking for this, one of their resorts to asking were the Mexicans, who were also in need of something, this time, money.

The 'Bracero Program' ended promptly during the end of WWII 1945. Most of the agricultural programs with farmers were demolished, or shut down. But many were still running until 1964 when two American government groups shut it down and made it illegal due to the beliefs that it was against human rights. Few are still running now with desperate mexicans looking for a way to make the little bit of money they need to live.

In the end, groups studying the program after its close down, saw that it had contributed to the vast majority of U.S's agriculture farming.

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