Termination of the Bracero Program: Some Effects on Farm Labor and Migrant Housing Needs [open pdf - 734KB]
"This report was prepared at the request of the Farmers Home Administration (FHA), U. S. Department of Agriculture, which administers a program of loans for rural housing, including housing for migratory farmworkers. FHA's concern leading to the request was the pending expiration of Public Law 78, the legislation governing the Mexican National (bracero) Program. This program was the chief source in recent years of foreign supplemental farmworkers. Mexican contract workers entered the United States without families and were housed as single men. Aware of the differing housing needs of braceros and domestic migrant families who are potential bracero replacements, FHA foresaw the possibility that discontinuance of P.L. 78 could have a major impact on its housing program."
U.S. Department of Agriculture: http://www.usda.gov/