International Forum: Guest Worker Programs: Be careful what you ask for?

Guest Worker Programs: Be careful what you ask for?

 

In 1942, the United States and Mexico agreed to the temporary guest worker program commonly known as the U.S-Mexico Bracero Program (1942-1963). Sold to the American public as a temporary solution to the labor shortages associated with our involvement in World War II. Mexican guest workers were brought to the United States and overall 4.6 million contracts were signed. After 22 years, the program created the long term effects of migration which arguably continues today. At the CSU, Chico’s International Forum, this coming Tuesday, Prof. Paul Lopez (Sociology Department) will discuss the inherent problems associated with guest worker programs in the United States.

 

DATE: October 28,  2014

TIME: 4:00-4:50 P.M.

PLACE: 120 AYRES HALL

 

This presentation is open to the public.

Contact: Quirino de Brito. E-mail address: qdebrito@csuchico.edu