What are you thoughts of these workers in America?. Bracero Program. Presented by: Mr. Gil. America at War. On December 7th, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor The U.S. called upon its citizens to serve and fight in World War II Over 16 Million U.S. citizens served during the war.
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Before the war, workers entered the U.S. for seasonal work
The Program required a standard of living, pay scale, housing, food,and medical care
The workers were treated better in the U.S. than in Mexico
Allowed the workers to send money home
Encouraged others to cross the border, illegally, to get work “under the table”
Caused the pay to go way down-exploited
The Program deteriorated, leaving many without jobs, or taking jobs without any benefits or protection