Since the mid 1800's, Mexican nationals have been coming to the US and providing labor. The 1940's saw the creation of the US guest worker program that came to be known as the "Bracero" program. In the 1980's the guest workers program was revised and the H2 program was created - the US guest worker programs for non-professional workers, which is a form of documented migration on the basis of granting temporary worker visas.
Canada also runs guestworker programs similar to the US, with its Caribbean and Mexican Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP) and Foreign Worker Program (FWP). The SWAP program is for agricultural migrant workers, and the FWP covers non-farm worker, low-and medium-skilled workers.
Mexican Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP)
Mexico itself has a form of migrant worker program for Guatemalan migrant workers in the Mexican state of Chiapas. These are Guatemalan migrants registered as agricultural migrant workers and employed on farms within the Mexican state of Chiapas.26
"Visa Pages" - U.S. Temporary Foreign Work Programs - New Edition
Updated edition of Visa Pages is now available!
"Visa Pages" is a one-stop resource to find comprehensive information about the various non-immigrant visas U.S. employers use to bring temporary foreign workers from all over the world to work in the U.S.
"Recruitment Rules: Countries of Employment" details the legal framework for international labor recruitment in four common temporary work programs - the United States nonimmigrant H-2A (agricultural) and H-2B (nonagricultural) visas, and the Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the bilateral Special Program for Agricultural Workers with Mexico and Caribbean nations.
The mission of the Global Workers Justice Alliance is to combat worker exploitation by promoting portable justice for transnational migrants through a cross-border network of worker advocates and resources.
Global Workers coined the term portable justice to describe the right and ability of transnational migrant workers to access justice in the countries of employment even after they have departed for their home countries.