Images of the Bracero Program in the USCIS History Library
The USCIS History Library has a series of photographs from the Bracero program in the 1950’s. Only these few have been digitized with many more in a photograph album available at the library. The USCIS History Library contains many documents about the bracero program. A bibliography of these documents is available here. Interested researchers may make a research appointment. Access to individual Bracero documents may be limited as the documents were considered temporary and most likely destroyed. Bracero documents are most likely to be found for individuals who decided to stay in the United States as Permanent Residents or applied for naturalization. These documents can be found through the Genealogy Program.
Immigrant Inspector and Bracero. 7-31-57
|Rio Vista Reception Center --El Paso, Texas. Braceros waiting in line to go before patrol inspector screeners.|
Mexican Braceros, leaving for U.S. farms and ranches, wave goodbye to their families