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Immigration Law First of all what is immigration? It is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, either temporarily or permanently.
Immigration means "in-migration" into a country, and is the reverse of emigration, or "out-migration. For the most part, immigration occurs for economic reasons of one sort or another. Wage rates and living expenses vary greatly between different countries.
Poor individuals of third world countries can have far higher standards of living in developed countries. Also, financially independent and not very well off people from highly developed countries can live better in a less developed country where living standards are lower.
Mexican immigrants are examples of poor individuals who want a far higher standard of living, as in the United States.
For the poor in Mexico the economic pressure to migrate is so high that when legal means are restricted, people immigrate illegally. Now back to the history of immigration from Mexico to the United States. Back in the 's and 's, fifty-five thousand Mexican workers immigrated to the United States to work in fields that were in regions that had belonged to Mexico.
The institution of Mexican workers in the United States was well established at this time in commercial agriculture, the mining industry, light industry and the railroad.
The working conditions and salaries of the Mexicans were poor. The presence of Mexican workers in American started with the construction of the railroad between Mexico and the U. That presence grew between and As much as 60 percent of the railway working crews were Mexican.
A few years later, inthe Mexican Revolution occurred. After the revolution, their government was unable to improve the lives of its citizens.
By the late s, the crop fields in Mexico were harvesting smaller and smaller bounties, and employment became scarce. Mexican's started looking to the U. Another reason why immigration started to grow was World War I. Mexican workers came and worked in the industry and service fields, working in trades such as machinists, mechanics, painters and plumbers.
These years were ripe with employment opportunities for Mexicans because much of the U. Agencies in Mexico recruited for the railway and agriculture industries in the United States. In order to leave for the United States, immigrants had to sign a contract made in by the Mexican government, which guaranteed Mexican workers certain rights named in the Mexican Political Constitution.
The contract demanded that U. No worker was allowed to leave for the United States without a contract, signed by an immigration official, which stated the rate of pay, work schedule, place of employment and other similar conditions.
Thus, this became the first de facto Bracero Program between the two countries. A few years later inthe U. Border Patrol was created.Nov 18, · The administration and Congress are currently debating what kinds of investments are needed to secure the U.S.
border with Mexico—an issue that has been folded into a debate on the fate of more than , children who were brought to the United States illegally by their parents. The debate over the wall comes at a time when border crossings are declining.
Based on Border Patrol apprehension data, illegal traffic on the border is at its lowest point in four decades. It has.
Nov 10, · The Issue at the Border “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border and I will make Mexico pay for that wall.” was a quote to which is credited to the current President of the United States Donald Trump. Apr 25, · by Caitlin Krasner As of the present day, the 1,mile border between the United States and Mexico is the most heavily crossed - both legally and illegally - international boundary in the world.
It is armored with stretches of steel and barbed wire, fortified with infrared cameras, imposing watchtowers, and blinding floodlights, and is patrolled. Mar 08, · Nearly , people were caught trying to cross the Mexico-U.S. border in , down from more than million in The numbers may justify the .
May 26, · In addition to the Somali immigration issue, Mexican smugglers are coaching some Middle Eastern immigrants before they cross the border – .