Puerto Rican Migration Office: History and Functions of the Office of the Government of Puerto Rico in New York City, 1940-1952
During the last few years Puerto Rican workers, impelled by the hope of bettering their economic condition, have been migrating to the continental United States in great numbers. This migration had been taking place spontaneously, without orientation or regulation of any kind, and was resulting in serious problems not only for the migrants themselves but for the communities in which they had, of their own free will, elected to settle. To face this situation the Government of Puerto Rico declared its policy with regard to migration by passing a law through which it created the Bureau of Employment and Migration within its Department of Labor, This bureau has become one of the most important branches of the insular government, it helps migrants with orientation and guidance by providing them with information on the labor market, working and living conditions, climate, etc. The bureau established offices at San Juan, P.R., New York City and Chicago.
Economics|Organizational behavior|Social work
Gonzalez, Pedro, "Puerto Rican Migration Office: History and Functions of the Office of the Government of Puerto Rico in New York City, 1940-1952" (1953). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557716.