“Home Government Bars Indiana to Mexican Workers,” Indianapolis Recorder, February 23, 1946, 10, accessed Hoosier State Chronicles.
Note: The Indianapolis Recorder served a primarily African American readership.
MEXICO CITY — Indiana and seven other American states were ruled out by the Mexican Government last week, as areas where Mexican laborers may be employed in the future.
Minister of Labor Francisco Trujillo hit bad working conditions in the eight states, as he forbade Mexican workers being employed in the areas. He cited low wages, illegal withholding of wages poor living conditions and lack of medical care.
Besides Indiana, the states singled out for an official boycott were Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Colorado, Montana and Wyoming.
Trujillo said his department had checked up on complaints of returning Mexican workers, and found that the complaints were justified.