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Navarrette on Lamar Smith, Braceros, and Ozzie & Harriet

"Proving that bad ideas never die, Smith wants to bring back the braceros. That was the name given to foreign workers — an estimated 5 million of them — who were brought in from Mexico to fill the vacuum in the fields when America's young men went off to battle tyranny in Europe...

Guest Worker Programs Have A Long History In U.S.

"Fulfilling the demand for unskilled labor is a big part of the immigration bill unveiled by a group of bipartisan senators this week. One of the oldest and certainly the largest guest worker program in United States history was that of the Braceros. Nearly 5 million Mexican laborers worked in U...