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Butterfly Boy: College-Wide Reading Resource Guide

The Bracero Program

From 1942 to 1964, the United States and Mexico shared an agreement to allow Mexicans to temporarily travel to the United States as farm laborers. Millions of Mexicans worked in the U.S. through the Bracero Program, significantly contributing to the American economy and well-being during that period.

Immigration policy in the United States

Code-switching: crossing cultural & linguistic borders.

The term "code-switching" was originally used to describe the way people alter the way that they talk, often in response to the how other people in their direct environment talk. More recently the media has used "code-switching" to apply more broadly to individuals' navigation between the cultures, races, and ethnicities they identify with.