Illegal Mexican Immigration Term Paper by The Research Group

Illegal Mexican Immigration
Political, economic, labor, welfare, legal, racial aspects from Mexican & U.S. perspectives.
# 12302 | 1,575 words | 23 sources | 1996 | US

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"The United States has a 2,000-mile border to the south with Spanish-speaking Mexico. There are 316 miles of fence, backed by Border Patrol surveillance, between the two countries ("INS: Sanctions"). In January 1996, Border Patrol apprehensions of illegal immigrants seeking to enter the United States from Mexico numbered 169,000 ("INS: Budget"). Illegal immigration has become a crisis in U.S. domestic politics and in U.S.-Mexico relations.

The hiring of non-union immigrants has been used as a major union-fighting strategy by the major agricultural business interests of the Southwest, which dominate state politics. Indeed, this tactic has spread beyond the confines of the Southwest, agribusiness, and the U.S.-Mexico situation. Consequently, American unions have felt greater and greater.."

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