Examining the Legacy of the Braceros Program Guadelupe Martinez came to the United States from Mexico more than 50 years ago as a temporary farm worker -- part of the controversial Bracero Program. The program was meant to assuage a labor shortage and reduce illegal immigration.
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Examining the Legacy of the Braceros Program

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Guadelupe Martinez came to the United States from Mexico more than 50 years ago as a temporary farm worker — part of the controversial Bracero Program. The program was meant to assuage a labor shortage and reduce illegal immigration.