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From South Texas To the NationThe Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century$
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John Weber

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781469625232

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.001.0001

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Homing Pigeons, Cheap Labor, and Frustrated Nativists

Homing Pigeons, Cheap Labor, and Frustrated Nativists

Immigration Reform and Deportation

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(p.102) Chapter Four Homing Pigeons, Cheap Labor, and Frustrated Nativists
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From South Texas To the Nation
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John Weber

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.003.0005

This chapter focuses on the ways in which the increased focus on border control and debates over immigration policies helped strengthen the South Texas model of labor relations during the 1910s and 1920s, even as farm interests feared that immigration restriction could jeopardize their ability to attract workers from Mexico. It deals with the effort to head off immigration restriction at the US-Mexico border and the effects of those efforts on the ethnic Mexican population of the region.

Keywords:   Deportation, Immigration restriction, Immigration Act of 1917, “Likely to become a public charge”, Immigration quotas, John Box, Box Bill, Border Patrol

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