Bracero Oral History
Biographical Synopsis of Interviewee
Raúl Enríquez González was born in Julimes, Chihuahua, México, in 1927; he worked in construction until he came to the United States under the Bracero Program; he had a wife and children at the time.
Summary of Interview
Mr. Enríquez recalls the privileges the people from Chihuahua, México, enjoyed during the hiring process; he raised cattle and worked in the cotton fields of the same ranch for six years; the ranchers he worked for spoke Spanish, and the rancher’s wife would bring him lunch while he was out working in the fields; although he also worked in Arizona and Texas, working in Colorado was the best experience he had as a bracero.
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Interview with Raúl Enriquez González by Myrna Parra-Mantilla, 2003, "Interview no. 966," Institute of Oral History, University of Texas at El Paso.