Mexican Repatriation In The 1930s

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The Great Depression was a main cause for Mexican repatriation in the 1930s and many Americans believed that Mexicans were taking up a lot of jobs that “real” American citizens needed. California’s purpose for this cause was that “returning immigrants to their country of origin would save the city money by reducing the number of needy families using federal welfare funds and free up jobs for those perceived as "Real Americans"( During this time, the Mexican Repatriation Act was passed by President Hoover and a lot of Mexican-American immigrants were sent back to Mexico. A lot of them that were sent back were actual American citizen, so they basically got separated unfairly from their loved ones.
To describe the racial relations the world has had on Mexicans, there was a Mexican American study Project made by Los Angeles and San Antonio from a 1965 survey, and their results were that “Mexican Americans, therefore appearing more stereotypically Mexican, report more experiences
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Not many people in America support the idea of Mexicans living here in the U.S. mainly because of the jobs they take up. The purpose for Mexican repatriation was to reduce unemployment and help America grow again. Because of illegal immigration and deportation, a lot of Americans don’t support all then immigrants taking over American’s population. America is a country of opportunities for everyone but “others argue that Mexican Americans have been racialized throughout U.S. history and this limits their participation in society. The evidence of persistent educational disadvantages across generations and frequent reports of discrimination and stereotyping support the racialization argument” ( Therefore, it’s hard for a lot of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans to make their way through life in the U.S.A, but through hard work and effort, many of us really do make it far in this