History of Immigration

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World War I led to many available jobs

1920

Open jobs for Mexican labor

The Mexican Revolution

1920

This lead to the increase of immagrants from Mexico

The Great Depresion

1930

Americas didn't want Mexicans Anymore. Wanted them to go back to Mexico.

A Demand for Mexican Labor

1940

Bracero Program

1940

At this time many started to move to chicago and do the work needed for the U.S.

Operation Wetback

1950

Created by the U.S., they rounded up illegal Mexicans along with many who were American citizens, however this only lasted 1 year

Illegal immigration began

1960

Mexicos economy deteriorated, and there population was booming.This lead them to want to come to the U.S.

Immigration reform

1960

This got rid of quotas and allowed only a certain amount of people to migrate to the United States

Dominican Immigtation started

1960

Population of Mexicans born in the U.S. sky rocked

1970

By this time only 8% of the population were Mexicans

El Salvador immigration began

1980

Because of a Civil War many came to the U.S. However many came illegaly because only 2% were allowed to come.

Immigration Act of 1986

1986

Allowed immigrants to apply for amisty

Only 22% of the population were Mexicans

1990

The Dream Act

2000

This has given the opportunity for undocumented students to apply for state tuition so they can go to college. Supported by Obama.

Arizona Law was passed

2000

My Family History

At the age of 17 my Dad came to the U.S. illegaly

1978

My Dad went back to Mexico

1980

Dad and Mom immigrated to the U.S.

1996

A year befor I was born

Best Year For my Mom and Dad

1997

I was born!

My Mom becomes a Citizen of the United States!

2010

No longer an illegal Mexican