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Virginia Lieu GSI Yoshiko November 5, 2008 Anthropology 3 Crossing Borders In Shadowed Lives, Chavez gives the reader and in-depth view into the lives of “illegal aliens” and the obstacles they face divided into four categories: separation, crossing, transition, and incorporation. He begins by introducing the history of immigration into the United States, focusing mainly on Mexican immigration. After the Mexican Revolution, many lost their land and the growing demand for labor in the American Southwest prompted them to travel to America to find jobs. However, during the Great Depression, which Hoover blamed on immigration, deportation and anti-immigration bloomed. The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) repatriated many of them. However, during the labor shortage of WWII, the Bracero program brought over many workers. The attitudes toward immigration have wavered over the years but very recently have become more anti-immigration. Because immigrant workers are more willing to work for lower wages than
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