Immigration Timeline

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the roaring twenties

1920

the us was in need of MExicans to do there labor work in the fields.

The 1920's

1920

Immigration from Europe

1930's

1930

americans accused the mexicans of taking there jobs away

the Great Depression

1930

the great depression brought a hold to the flow of mexican labor.
lots of mexicans legal or no were deported back to mexico

bracero program

1940

The U.S. was in need of mexican workers so they made a deal with Mexico to bring a LIMITED amout of mexicans

Operation WetBack

1949

border patrol seized 2800 illegal immigrants

Operation Wetback

1953

the U.S. felt pressured with more then 865,000 illegal immigrants so they had to act upon that

Operation Wetback

1954

The U.S. found more then 1 million illegal immigrants.
The inforced the Mexican Looking" meaning they will ask for identification if you look Mexican

Dominican immigration

1960

After the fall of Trujillo.Trujillo would take all the money from the country and treat it has his own.

Deported

1965 - 1985

more then 85% of Mexicans were deported.

Immigration Reform Act 1965

1965

takes away the quotas on the Mexicans. Mexicans had to compete for visas like everyone else.

1960's

1968

Economics go down and Mexicans come over.

1970's

1970

A huge population of immigrants come in.

El Salvador Immigration

1979 - 1992

More then 25% of the Salvadorians came during the Civil War.
1.5 million Salvadorians live and work in the U.S. today
Only 2% who applied for asylum got approved.

My family

1984

My aunts, uncles, mom, dad they all came here during the civil war.

El Salvador Immigration

1986

The U.S. gave 146,000 Salvadorians Legal Status

Immigration Reform and Control Act 1986

1986

To many illegal immigrants. The U.S. grant 2.3 million Mexicans with amnesty.

El Salvador

1991

American Baptist Churches v Thornburgh. Th case said that the U.S. that they were being unconstitutional for not giving them asylum to the Guatemalans and Salvadorians. Salvadorians are in the top five biggest Latinos in the U.S.

EL Salvador Immigration

1991

A group organized a lawsuit against the U.S. government.

Arizona Sb 1070

2010

Give cops the right to ask Latinos who look illegal for there papers.

Dominicans Today

2010

There are 1.41 million Dominicans in the U.S. Most of them came during the 1990's. Dominicans are the fifths largest group of Latinos.

The Dream Act

2012

Give Latinos a chance to stay here and get to go to college.