U.S. - Mexican War
Mexican Revolution, during which many refugees flee to the U.S.
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U.S. Border Patrol is established
Repatriation program sends many Mexican American immigrants back to Mexico via mass deportations.
Bracero Program recruits Mexicans to work in the United States
The Braceros at 80 by Craig Sherod
Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta lead La Huegla (1965-70); Chicano movement. U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act sets a limit of 120,000 immigrants yearly from Western Hemisphere (1965).
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Immigration Reform and Control Act offers amnesty to certain groups of illegal aliens, including agricultural laborers (1986). North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) reduces trade barriers between Mexico, United States, and Canada.