Mexican workers await legal employment in the United States, Mexicali (Mexico)
Jobs at Stake--Scenes such as this last week at Mexicali, on border, may be repeated and intensified this week. Thousands
still seek to enter U.S. for farm jobs, but 14,000 now here must be repatriated back across border, under U.S.-Mexico agreement.
Crisis may result. When this photo was made a few days ago, U.S. Border Patrolmen, foreground, held back 9000 seeking U.S.
entry for work, admitted only 575 that day
Los Angeles Times (Firm), Publisher
Brown, Frank Q, Photographer
February 8, 1954
Agricultural laborers, Foreign--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States
Alien labor, Mexican--California
Border patrols--United States
United States--Emigration and immigration--Government policy
Mexican-American Border Region
The Bracero Program was instituted by the Mexican and United States governments to ease American agricultural labor shortages
during World War Two. The program attracted millions of Mexican laborers, hopeful for higher wages and legal contract work,
until its demise in 1964
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 10 x 12.5 cm
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