Essay on The Effects Of Immigration On The United States

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Cleveland (2009) explains that in the early 1900s The united states depended on temper workers from Mexico just how they had done with the Chinese in the past. Mexicans were chosen because they were easily accessible and unskilled. Their labor was used in agriculture, mining and ranching. Once the resection hit many Mexicans were deported, because white Americans feared for their jobs. A similar scenario happened with the chines in 1870, and as a result America enacted it first Chinese elusion lawmaking it illegal to enter the United States. In 1939 World War II broke out and once again immigrants where brought in to help. “4.5 million Mexicans where recruited as convenient, temporary labors in the infamous Bracero Program”(Cleveland pg326). The laborers were once again mistreated and under paid. In 1954 Shortly after the war there was fear of job loss ones again and many blamed immigrants. “operation Wetback” was enacted and thousands were deported. This cycle has been going on for years, but the most recent inflow of immigrants is a directly associated with economic policy such as North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which has deprived the Mexican economy. This agreement helped increase intraregional trade between Canada, Mexico, and the United States, but fell short in creating jobs and economic integration. As a result large American corporations profited off of Mexico’s cheap labor.
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