Migra Analysis

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There is always going to be more than one subjective or analytical viewpoint (perspective) when it comes to the involvement of popular social situations, but in order to understand a situation one has to see them as a whole (objectively). In this case, the border patrol’s objective history. The border enforcements between Mexico and the United States has constantly been changing throughout history, whether it is through their terms of race, class or regional background. In the book, Migra, written by Kelly Lytle Hernandez, an associate professor in the University of California Los Angeles Department of History and director of the department of Public History Initiative, argues how the personal history of Border Patrol workers came to influence their enforcement, strategies, connection to the social, political and economic involvement towards the border and “immigrants”. There have been many shifts in border enforcement. In order to understand the shifts happened one needs to know how immigration started. After the Mexican-U.S war, about fifty percent of …show more content…
Besides the racial profiling many the United Statasian did, Mexican Americans groups also supported the enforcement of deportations because they argued that undocumented immigrants (became known as the “wetbacks”) were taking all the good jobs away from them. The Operation Cloud Burst of 1953 was an operation that consisted of three basic steps/strategies. First being the sealing the border with the assistance of thousands military troops, and step was to build more to the fence. Second, was to maintain roadblocks in busy locations to “mop up” immigrants. And the third step was that border patrol officers would work with the Mexican government to train lift and airlift illegal aliens. As strategically this plan sounded it was unable to pass due the law of prohibiting the use of U.S military for domestic law

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