Mexican immigrants

Illegal immigration Published: January 30, 2012

Illegal immigrationAlthough a self-professed nation of immigrants, the United States has historically shown ambivalence toward newcomers who enter the country illegally.

Empresario land grants in Texas Published: October 18, 2011

By issuing empresario grants, Mexico hoped to attract settlers from around the world. Some Europeans did immigrate to Texas, but most settlers were fromthe United States.

El Paso incident Published: October 12, 2011

The complicity of agents of the U.S. government to contravene an agreement with Mexico by allowing Mexican farmworkers to enter the United States was another black mark in the administration of the bracero programs that damaged U.S.- Mexican relations.

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles Published: September 26, 2011

Since its creation, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) has worked as an immigrant advocacy group with Southern California’s Los Angeles County.

Chicano movement Published: September 7, 2011

Similar to other movements of this period promoting civil rights, the Chicano movement made society aware of the injustices suffered by Mexican Americans in the United States and spurred social change.

California Published: August 24, 2011

One of the most populous subnational entities in the world, California is also ethnically very diverse, thanks to a century and a half of heavy immigration.

Bracero program Published: August 9, 2011
Initiated because of farm labor shortages caused by American entry into World War II, the bracero program brought Mexican workers to replace American workers dislocated by the war.