Mexican Guest Workers Fight for Pensions

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Former bracero Ezequiel Acevedo

Former bracero Ezequiel Acevedo with a document from the Mexican government, acknowledginghe is on the official ex-bracero registry and should receive a check for about $3,500. Jordana Gustafson hide caption

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Braceros — Mexicans who labored in the United States as part of a 22-year guest worker program put in place during World War II — have been fighting for more than 40 years to receive pension payments for their labor. Many have died or lack documentation that proves they were part of the program. Jordana Gustafson reports on the challenges braceros face getting compensated for their work.



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