Historical Context of the Border POL 168: Latin@ Politics. Brad Jones Dept. of Political Science UC-Davis http://psfaculty.ucdavis.edu/bsjjones. Useful to Look Back at the Border Historically. The border is a fluid concept Connotes both geographical and psychological distinctions.
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Historical Context of the BorderPOL 168: Latin@ Politics
Dept. of Political Science
“Halls of Montezuma”
Mexico City occupied
Treaty of Guadlupe Hidalgo signed
Feb. 2, 1848
Not well marked
Very little enforcement and Mexican migration was of little concern.
Much more concerned about…
Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
Passed in response to large numbers of Chinese Immigrants (mostly in California)
Arrived during the Gold Rush and for work on the Trans-Continental Railroad
At first, were welcomed
First major piece of legislation aimed at denial-of-entry for would-be migrants.
“Illegal Immigration” was largely a Chinese issue in wake of passage.
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