Mexican Immigration to Los Angeles Research Paper by Cathy Miller

Mexican Immigration to Los Angeles
Examines the history of immigration to the city of Los Angeles from Mexico.
# 56782 | 3,837 words | 11 sources | APA | 2004 | US

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This paper focuses on the history of Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles and addresses how immigration policies both past and present have impacted Mexican immigrants and the poverty that encompasses them. By looking at the history of attempts made to rectify the problems of immigration and focusing on the failures of immigration policies, the paper examines the responsibilities of both the state and federal governments on policy implementation. The paper also looks at the unique urban community of Los Angeles and the Mexican immigrant population that lives there. The paper focuses on the issues that the city faces at the local level, which includes both social and economic ramifications, and looks at the role of social work in working with immigrants. In regards to social welfare needs of immigrants, the paper demonstrates the role social workers play in addressing the social welfare needs of the Mexican immigrant population in Los Angeles.

From the Paper:

"An integrated program of workplace enforcement and border control would provide a steady decline in the illegal immigrant populations. As a result of this policy attempt to reduce illegal immigration, state and local services for education, health, and social welfare services began to widely serve newly arrived immigrants and their unauthorized families in the early 1990's. Suits were filed against the Federal Government and many people were upset about the fears that immigrants were draining the resources. California's Prop. 187 addressed earlier, paved the way for the implementation of the Welfare Reform Act, enacted by President Clinton in 1996. The Welfare reform bill limited immigrant's eligibility for Government assistance programs."

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APA Format

Mexican Immigration to Los Angeles (2005, March 15) Retrieved September 30, 2022, from

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"Mexican Immigration to Los Angeles" 15 March 2005. Web. 30 September. 2022. <>