SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
The Farm Workforce Modernization Act Raises Troubling Echoes
by Matt Garcia
The support of the United Farm Workers for the bill cuts against the organization's origins in opposition to the Bracero guestworker program, and signals its shift toward advocacy of global responsibility initiatives in the food supply chain. Other labor organizations believe the bill would reestablish indentured servitude in farm work.
The Border and the Contingent Status of Mexican Workers
by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
In this excerpt from her new book "Not 'A Nation of Immigrants'," Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argues that the politics of the border and the racialization of Mexican laborers has been a longstanding and glaring exception to the American myth of welcoming immigrants.
Meet the Mexican Workers Who Helped Feed America During World War II
Portland State history professor Marc Rodriguez discusses how the program addressed the United States' agricultural labor needs and started the settlement of Latino communities in new parts of the nation.
Why Trump Is Wrong on Immigration and a Surprising Fact
by Alessandra Bazo Vienrich and Philip Kretsedemas
The fact? “Operation Wetback” never ended.
Fact Check: Did Ike deport over a million Mexican immigrants?
by Rick Shenkman
Donald Trump made the claim in the GOP debate. He's wrong.
SOURCE: The Los Angeles Times
The dark, complex history of Trump's model for his mass deportation plan
"One day, my father didn't come home. My brother and I were left without a father. We never saw him again."
Whatever Happened to Immigration as an Election Topic?
by Jose Angel Hernandez
In 1929 more “legal residents” were deported to Mexico than those considered “illegal.” This is part of the immigration history we don't know.
What's Different About the Immigration Problem We Face Today--And What Can Be Done About It?
by Phil Kretsedemas
It is impossible to ignore the recent growth of the U.S. undocumented migrant population, which has almost tripled over the space of the past fifteen years.
The Bracero Program: Was It a Failure?
by Philip Martin
The background you need to know to decide whether Trump's plan to deport 11 million immigrants is feasible or just.
100 Years in the Back Door, Out the Front (Immigration)
Nearly every immigrant group has been caught at that crossroads for a time, wanted for work but unwelcome as citizens, especially when the economy slumps. But Mexicans have been summoned and sent back in cycles for four generations, repeatedly losing the ground they had gained.
SOURCE: San Antonio Express-News
David Montejano: Immigration issue is complex and requires bilateral solutions
A historian dismisses some of the changes anti-immigration groups want as simplistic and ill-informed.
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