Repatriation and Adjustment
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This paper examines and analyzes how a third to one half of Mexicans in the U.S. returned to Mexico during the Depression. The paper highlights the most intense period of repatriation, which was between 1929 and 1935. The paper further explores how individuals responded differently to repatriation depending on various personal factors. Those with deeper ties to Mexico fared better than those who spent most of their lives abroad. Still, most were resented by other Mexicans making their reintegration difficult.
From the Paper:"In the period leading up to the Depression, more than a million Mexicans entered the U.S. (Balderrama 7.) This mass immigration "dramatically transformed the nature and character of the Spanish-speaking population of the American Southwest" (Ibid. 8.) This transformation would likely have been perceived as a threat by local residents. However, by the onset of the Depression in 1929, Mexican immigration had slowed to a trickle (Del Castillo 84.) Unemployment of Mexican nationals in the U.S. grew vastly beginning at this time, contributing to the sense of displacement and competition for jobs (Balderrama 102.)..."
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