The U.S.-Mexico border —and the infamous border wall that Trump has promised― has been a hot button topic during the 2016 election. So, it’s no surprise that misinformation abounds when it comes to immigration on the border.
But Editor at Large for Fusion Alexis Madrigal is setting the record straight in a new video posted Saturday. The correspondent takes viewers back in time to give a breakdown of how immigration into and out of the United States has changed since the Bracero program.
The U.S. government’s need of inexpensive manual labor in the ‘40s temporarily brought in over 4 million Mexican migrants into the States under the Bracero program. But, as Madrigal explains, the U.S. would simultaneously backtrack those efforts and put limitations on Mexican migration.