Many Mexicans were killed or displaced due to the revolution.
Depression creates a lack of work for anybody.
Re-patriotism begins as a means of using Mexicans as scape-goats.
After the War, need for Mexican labor increased sharply. Bracero Program allows companies to contract the government to import workers to keep food production up.
Government started rounding up Latinos on the basis that they might be illegal. Many weren't but were still deported.
A huge population boom and a declining economy in Mexico leads to a huge increase in Mexican immigration.
A dictatorship causes many to flee the country to go to America.
Amnesty is given to 2.3 million illegal immigrants but started the militarization and fortification of the border
1.5 million immigrants in the U.S. are from El Salvador. Government only gave 2% citizenship
30% of all foreign born people in the U.S. are Mexican. Governor signs into law the ASSET Bill which grants in-state tuition to all in Colorado.
My father's family comes to America from Britain.
My father's family moves from New York to Colorado
My mother comes to America from Ireland