MEXICAN MIGRATION TO THE U.S. Bracero Program (1942-1964) “strong arm” Temporary work permit Need for workers during World War II Continued due to need for agricultural labor Ended in 1965 Pressure from unions in U.S. 4.5 million legally contracted over 22 years.
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MEXICAN MIGRATION TO THE U.S. • Bracero Program (1942-1964) • “strong arm” • Temporary work permit • Need for workers during World War II • Continued due to need for agricultural labor • Ended in 1965 • Pressure from unions in U.S. • 4.5 million legally contracted over 22 years. • Circular migration pattern
Bracero Program U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service Annual Reports.
“Better Lives for Mexicans Cut Allure of Going North” • Describe at least FIVE distinct reasons why emigration to the U.S. is decreasing.
75% increase over the previous five-year period New York Times
WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO “SOLVE” THE IMMIGRATION ISSUE? • FROM THE U.S. PERSPECTIVE? • FROM THE MEXICAN PERSPECTIVE?