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Chavez famously fought to end the bracero program that brought millions of Mexican temporary laborers north in the decades after World War II, depressing wages for the largely immigrant workforce already north of the border.
His father picked cantaloupes in California's Central Valley as part of the bracero guest worker program, which, for more than two decades, beginning in the 1940s, allowed Mexican men to work in the United States legally on temporary contracts.
Ruben Frausto Serna left Zacatecas, Mexico, in 1956 for the bracero program at age 20.
Back then, Mexican workers would come across the Rio Grande River under temporary work permits granted under the bracero program.
A program like the old bracero program that would allow seasonal workers to come across, work in agriculture and construction and then return home.
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