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A Bracero Enters the United States (with text supports)

In this oral history Alvaro Hernandez describes how he entered the United States, first as an illegal worker and then as a bracero. Mr. Hernandez was born in Jilemes, Chihuahua, Mexico. His father was an agricultural worker and his mother was a teacher. When he was 14, he first entered the United States illegally to pick cotton. Later he joined the bracero program. This interview was translated from the original Spanish.

Source | Myrna Parra-Mantilla, "Alvaro Hernandez," in Bracero History Archive, Item #33, (accessed 26 January 2010), translated by Tony Paulino.
Creator | Bracero History Archive
Interviewer | Myrna Parra-Mantilla
Interviewee | Alvaro Hernandez
Item Type | Oral History
Cite This document | Bracero History Archive, “A Bracero Enters the United States (with text supports),” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed October 2, 2023,

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