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Immigration
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1942-1964

Bracero Program

The Bracero Program matched seasonal agricultural workers from Mexico with approved American employers to fill labor shortages.

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Following World War II, the United States and Mexican government signed a formal agreement that extended the Mexican Agricultural Labor Program (MALP). Commonly referred to as the “Bracero Program,” MALP matched seasonal agricultural workers from Mexico with approved American employers. From 1951 to 1964, hundreds of thousands of agricultural workers entered the country as non-immigrant laborers to fill labor shortages created by the war.