ExMex, A Numbers Game<br />ExMex, By Jorge Castaneda<br />
Mexicans make up the largest foreign population in the United States<br />Mexicans mainly started immigrating to the U.S. when in the mid to late 19th century farmers created many new cattle ranches that needed people to work on them.<br />The railroads created even more opportunity for immigrants. By the 20th century 60% of all railroad workers were Mexican immigrants.<br />Statistics<br />
1924, Border Patrol is created, making immigration exceedingly difficult and with major legal consequences. Less immigrants return home after getting into the U.S.<br />Through Border Patrol and negative news, prejudice towards immigrants is born, even towards Mexican-American legal citizens.<br />Statistics<br />
9.8 Million Mexican immigrants currently live in the U.S.<br />30% of the total number of immigrants in the U.S. are Mexican<br />Statistics<br />
Ex Mex: From Migrant to Immigrants<br />Jorge G. Castaneda<br />Content<br />
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