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In re Rodriguez Definition:In re Rodriguez questioned whether white for immigration purposes
(1790 naturalization law). The 1790 Naturalization Law provided the first rules to be followed by the United States in granting of national citizenship. This law limited naturalization to immigrants who were free White persons of good character. Example (if applicable): One example that George A. Martinez provide is the court ruling of whether Mexicans were white for purposes of immigration. The court stated that Mexicans appear to be non-white from an anthropological perspective but white because of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Also cited the Fourteenth Amendment’s extension of birthright citizenship. Significance: Thus, the court held that Congress must have intended that Mexicans were white within the meaning of the naturalization laws. This is significant because In re demonstrates how racial categories are constructed through the political process. Terrell Wells Swimming Pool v. Rodriguez Definition: In response to the Texas resolution that stated that all Caucasians were entitled to equal accommodations. To access to public spaces, Mexican Americans attempted to legally assert their rights. Example (if applicable): The court refused to enforce the public policy on the ground that the resolution did not have the effect of a statue, which meant that Mexican Americans could not claim one of the most significant benefits of whiteness. And that was freedom from exclusion from public places. Significance: Thus being further ordered that Terrell Wells Swimming Pool are enjoined from denying and refusing to offer and extend the equal accommodations, advantages, and facilities. The Terrell Wells case proved that mere resolutions and proclamations were not enough to effectively impact civil rights. Laws were needed to end discrimination. Independent School District v. SalvatierraDefinition: The first case in which Texas courts reviewed the actions of local school districts regarding the education of Mexican descent was tried in Del Rio in 1930. Example (if applicable): One example provided in the reading is that in the Independent School District v. Salvatierra, plaintiffs sought to enjoin segregation of Mexican Americans in the city of Del Rio, Texas. There, there court treated Mexican Americans as white, holding that Mexican Americans could not be segregated from children of “other white races, merely or solely because they are Mexican.”

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