Agricultural workers

Guest-worker programs Published: December 20, 2011

Guest-worker programs in the United States, such as the mid-century bracero program, have often met with controversy due to variable labor conditions and their perceived effect on American wages and job availability.

German immigrants Published: December 19, 2011

German immigrantsThe first non-English-speaking immigrant group to enter the United States in large numbers, Germans played major roles in American economic development, the abolitionist movement, U.S. military forces, and other spheres during the nineteenth century, and German immigrants continued to make important contributions to the United States during the twentieth century.

Filipino immigrants Published: November 28, 2011

During the late twentieth century, Filipinos became one of the fastestgrowing immigrant populations in the United States.

Farm and migrant workers Published: November 28, 2011

The supply of farm labor has become one of the most significant issues in U.S. immigration policy.

Employment Published: October 18, 2011

Often called a nation of immigrants, the United States has borne witness, from the time of its earliest European settlements to the twenty-first century, that immigrant groups have significantly contributed to its survival, development, and prosperity.

El Paso incident Published: October 12, 2011

The complicity of agents of the U.S. government to contravene an agreement with Mexico by allowing Mexican farmworkers to enter the United States was another black mark in the administration of the bracero programs that damaged U.S.- Mexican relations.

Economic opportunities Published: October 12, 2011

Throughout the history of the United States, quests for economic betterment have been a driving force behind the decisions of immigrants to come to the United States.

Economic consequences of immigration Published: October 12, 2011

Any understanding of the factors encouraging immigration to the United States must rest on an understanding of the economic conditions motivating immigrants, as well as the effects of their presence in the United States.

California Published: August 24, 2011

One of the most populous subnational entities in the world, California is also ethnically very diverse, thanks to a century and a half of heavy immigration.

Bracero program Published: August 9, 2011
Initiated because of farm labor shortages caused by American entry into World War II, the bracero program brought Mexican workers to replace American workers dislocated by the war.
Anti-Filipino violence Published: June 2, 2011
Although Filipinos have been generally less well known in the United States than immigrants from other parts of Asia...
Alien land laws Published: May 25, 2011
Targeting mainly Asian immigrants, the alien land laws demonstrated an anti-immigrant hysteria in a nation that prided itself on the welcome it extended to immigrants.