Bracero Oral History
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Delia Francisca Montero de Tiscareño was born on October 4, 1928, in Durango, Durango, México; when she was two years old, she and her family moved to Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, which is where she grew up; although she was raised in Juárez, she went to school in El Paso, Texas; upon graduating from high school in 1945, she began working for an American immigration office in Ciudad Juárez.
Summary of Interview
Ms. Montero briefly describes her childhood; when she was two years old, she and her family moved from Durango, Durango, México, to Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México; she went to school in El Paso, Texas and in 1945, she graduated from high school; shortly thereafter, she began working as a clerk and typist at an American immigration office in Ciudad Juárez; her job was to help the incoming braceros fill out the necessary paper work for their contracts; she describes how the ranchers would wait for the braceros to finish filling out the papers so they could immediately take them back to their ranches to work; in addition, she comments that the braceros were taken directly from there to the ranches to work, and there was no processing center involved.
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Interview with Delia Francisca Montero de Tiscareño by Fernanda Carrillo, 2003, "Interview no. 1136," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.