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AMST_101_MIDTERM_STUDY GUIDE_2 - Circular Immigration...

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Circular Immigration : Circular Immigration means that after staying in the new country for a period, the immigrants trying to move back to their home country. The most related event is that Mexicans trying to move back to Mexico, after they raised family and made money in U.S. for a period of time. Some Mexico immigrants might also treat staying in U.S. is temporary, and would go back to Mexico soon. The first huge wave of migration from Mexico was in the beginning of the 20th century. The reason for them to move is because of the socioeconomic upheavals and Mexican Revolution in Mexico. Mexican Immigrants preferred to stay in L.A. because of the bigger employment opportunities of booming Industry (the pull of immigration) and vibrant Mexican Community. While the political power were controlled by the Anglo-Americans, the Anglo- Americans in L.A. were anxious to impose coherence on a region full of diversity. While American officials launched program to teach the immigrants of American culture, the Mexican government is trying to persuade the Mexican immigrants in U.S. return to their country. In 1930, there are two main reasons why Mexican Immigrants went back to Mexico. The Great Depression forced many Chicano to think of the future of the U.S. Also, the deportation and repatriation campaigns launched against L.A. disrupted the cultural centeredness of the community. Wi th these events, L.A. lost one-third of Mexicans, and those remains were aware of their social position. (Sanchez 13). Aliso Village : Aliso Village is the first modern housing project which was held by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles after the postwar period in 1940’s. Lloyd Wright is leader in the “Housing Group architects” to design the project (Cuff 159). Aliso Village was mainly located in Boyle Heights. In 1937, the Congress passed the Housing Act in 1937, one of the five projects in L.A.
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