The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 79, July 1975 - April, 1976 Page: 416
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416 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Carranza and his bureaucrats largely failed in what they did try to do.
Braceros placed little trust in their warnings. Driven by the imperious
necessities of food and personal security, it is doubtful that any government
could have succeeded in keeping workers at home. Once in the United
States, the hundreds of thousands of Mexicans were left largely to their
own devices as they coped with new experiences in a new land. 'Their home
government lacked the funds and personnel to extend a full array of
protective measures; they had little reason to look to that source for aid
in any event. Individual consuls showed the clearest manifestations of zeal
and humanitarianism for their fellow citizens. Their efforts to protect
workers from employer excesses and the errors of draft officials were surely
one of the bright spots in the United States for braceros. When Carranza
was ousted from power in May, I920, some of the principles of the emigra-
tion policy of subsequent revolutionary governments had been thought
through, if not thoroughly implemented.
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