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By Roger E Hernandez

The Hispanic the US sequence takes readers on a trip to a spot that was referred to as the recent international.

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Through this policy, some Mexican immigrants and even Mexican Americans were encouraged to leave the United States 1898 TO W O R L D W A R II 56 During the Great Depression, many people suffered with little or no money, including immigrants. Here, a migrant Mexican fieldworker stands outside his home in California. and move to Mexico. Others were simply forced out. Francisco Balderrama and Raymond Rodríguez, in their book Decade of Betrayal, estimate that up to one million people were forced out of the United States.

So the employers made bigger profits because they could pay Mexican workers less. Employers were so eager to find more Mexican workers that they set up networks of employment agencies in border towns. These labor recruiters also went into Mexico to sign people to work contracts. This was illegal—foreign workers could only be hired after they migrated. But the federal government, in charge of regulating immigration, chose to ignore these practices, because officials wanted to help American employers looking for workers.

He determined that they fared better economically than immigrants who had not applied for citizenship. A quarter of them had white-collar jobs, and of the bluecollar workers fewer than than 30 percent were unskilled laborers. United States—more than five times the population at the beginning of the century. Mexicans settled in cities on or near the border. By 1920, about 30,500 of El Paso’s 77,000 residents were Mexican born—the largest Mexican population of any American city. San Antonio was next, at nearly 28,500 out of 80,700.

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