Mexican Mother in California Digital History ID 2797|
Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: photograph
Museum Number: LC-USF34-000825-ZC
Annotation: The New Deal offered Mexican Americans some help. The Farm Security Administration established camps for migrant farm workers in California, and the CCC and WPA hired unemployed Mexican Americans on relief jobs. Many, however, did not qualify for relief assistance because they did not meet residency requirements as migrant workers. Furthermore, agricultural workers were not eligible for benefits under workers' compensation, Social Security, and the National Labor Relations Act.
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