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being contracted to complete agricultural work in the United States . How were conditions like in Mexico? Conditions in Mexico was very very poor and along with the job crisis and food shortages that affected all U.S. workers, Mexicans and Mexican Americans which also had to face another threat; deportation when they wanted to go anywhere outside of Mexico. Mexico was not a very safe environment because it was one of the largest places that hosted drug cartels. Where did the Mexicans enter to get into the United States? The length of the border was so big there was not a lot of people that were able to patrol the border for immigrants trying to pass over so since the the U.S.-Mexican border was
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not fully developed yet a great amount of immigration took place outside of legal channels. Where in the United States did the Mexicans end up ? As the Mexican immigrants were coming in they were living on the margins of society and were especially vulnerable to exploitation by unscrupulous employers, or by the coyotes, or guides, who smuggled them across the border.
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