THE US MEXICAN BORDER

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THE US-MEXICAN BORDER Osvaldo Jordan December 1, 2009
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HISTORICAL BORDERS Florida, the Louisiana Purchase, Texas, the Southwest and California were all Spanish colonies at different historical times. After US incorporation, all the remaining populations became Spanish-speaking Catholic minorities in a majority English- speaking Protestant country. In this regard, the US continental Southern boundary has always been a border between two different cultural areas.
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BORDER CHRONOLOGY Massey, Durand, and Malone (2002) define the following historical periods: 1900-1929. The Era of the Enganche. 1929-1941. The Era of Deportations. 1942-1964. The Bracero Era. 1965-1985. The Era of Undocumented Migration. 1986-2000. The Great Divide.
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OTHER MIGRATIONS With the Cold War, a new wave of immigrants traveled to the US as political refugees – Cubans, Nicaraguans, Salvadorians, and Guatemalans. By the 1990s, politics ceased to be the main driver
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