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Elías García Castro, a former bracero, in the small town of San Miguelito, Guanajuato outside of Yuriria. The Bracero Program of the 1940s was a labor agreement between the U.S. and Mexico wherein thousands of Mexicans, many from Michoacán and Guanajuato, worked on U.S. farms under harsh conditions and for little pay. Gabriel C. Pérez/Texas Standard

Photos taken for Texas Standard's 'Help Wanted - Get Out' reporting series focusing on the Bracero Program of the 1940s and the continuing path of Mexican immigrants to Texas in social and economic life.