In recent years, the subject of immigration involving Mexican migrants has increasingly risen in the United States. The United States history, based on the migration of Mexicans from the mid-1920s, has considerably increased over time. Mexican immigrants have been accessing the United States through the northern side of the nation to get away from uprisings and economic uncertainty in their nation. This is in anticipation of realizing harmony and revenue in the decreed land of liberty. Before the enactment of the immigration act, many acts were constantly being established in an attempt to prohibit the immigration of Mexicans and other Latino citizens into the United States. Nonetheless, change is apparent in the history of Mexican immigration.
U.S. History on Immigration
During the great depression in the late 1920s and 1930s, many people lost their jobs along with their sources of revenue that resulted in most immigrants resolving to voluntarily head back to their nation. Another instance that illustrates the constant change in the history of immigration is that, despite the United States intending to lock out the immigrants from accessing the country, they were sometimes granted access in the form of cheap labour in the farms. The culmination of the First World War resulted in an upsurge for the requirement of labour from south-western proprietors who necessitated a stable source of Mexican migrant casual workers. According to Rodriguez, farmers were unsatisfied with the number of laborers and decided to recruit undocumented personnel (191). This prompted the United States Congress to draft migration regulations that authorized the migration from nations in the Western hemisphere that included Mexico.
According to Rodriguez, racism is one of the utmost challenges that immigrants of Mexican descent have faced for many years (193). A series of migration laws have been in existence long before the 1920s. However, they were not usually applicable to the immigrants other than anarchists, the disabled, the old and the young. Nonetheless, the financial depression in the 1920s and 1930s altered every aspect, and since then, stringent regulations barring the immigration of Mexican citizens have been constantly enacted. For example, in August 1931, the state of California elected representatives drafted an act that made it illegal for any firm conducting business with the central administration to hire undocumented workers to carry out the menial jobs. This regulation was a form of parliamentary discernment to dislodge Mexican migrants from their source of livelihood. This subsequently resulted in ethnic discernment as the jobs were not offered based on citizenship but the ethnic background. Moreover, this was carried out in favor of Anglo-American citizens. Racial discernment is yet another aspect of shrewdness that Immigrants of Mexican descent have had to constantly persevere in the history of United States Immigration. In regions such as texas, the Mexican administration also declined to send braceros to the state as cases of racial discrimination were high and unapologetic (Rodriguez 193). In history, the immigrants have been constantly abused by being singled out as low wage laborers, which is normally exhausting and dangerous. In the 1980s, the farmers had a preference of the Maya people to do menial jobs as they were incapable of defending themselves and their desire for working being seen as submissive.
In the mid-1920s, group extraditions and repatriations were very common. Throughout the great depression period, a majority of Mexican immigrants faced deportation while other immigrants were repatriated. In April 1945, there were co-operative attempts of the American and Mexican agencies to avert illegitimate migration into the United States and to extradite illegitimate immigrants. Moreover, this was continuous through the establishment of railway transport for those that originated from towns within the border while flights were designated for individuals that came from far-reaching towns. In 1980, fewer immigrants were approved of the legitimate status, which meant that the people of Maya descent were accorded additional slots. Maya people were given more spots as a result of the immigrants being viewed as economic expatriates. They were being looked at as economic emigrants, which meant that people would not be granted political asylum. The suppression of illegal migrants has been in occurrence since the 1920s. In the 1980s, migrants no longer made an application for lawful asylum due to the fear of being deported. Between 1920 and 1930, emigrants were forced to possess identifications to gain access to the border along with securing a job. Up to the present time, it is not uncommon for migrants in the United States to carry their credentials for the fright of confrontations with the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.
The basis and effects of immigration by Mexicans into the United States has remained somewhat unaffected. The basis for migration is nevertheless the same, which entailed radical and economic uncertainty. The effects of their migration include discrimination by the U.S., and their fright of extradition has likewise remained constant. This will perhaps last pending the political and economic stability of Mexico to maintain the needs of the populace.
Rodriguez, Gregory. Mongrels, bastards, orphans, and vagabonds: Mexican immigration and the future of race in America. Vintage, 2008.