Unauthorized Mexican Worker's Socioeconomic Situation and Cultural Position in the United States from the Second Half of the 20th Century Until the 21the Century

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The main focus of this work is to show the main socioeconomic and cultural determining factors in unauthorized Mexican – primarily workers’ – migration into the United States from the end of the Bracero Program (1964). By socioeconomic determining factors I will emphasize the threats and dangers these workers experience and have to adapt to either as individual workers or as participants of a guest worker program in the country. On the other hand, the cultural – and here I most of the time employ the findings of cultural anthropology to illustrate the issue in wider perspectives – dimensions that imply to the determining factors of unauthorized Mexican workers’ identity and ethnicity, the sociocultural phases of incorporation or stay within the recipient community (both Mexican American and wider American) that is intended to be clarified by a case study done in a Mexican indigenous community.

illegal immigration, unauthorized workers, sociocultural phases