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Immigration Policies between the U.S, Mexico and Canada

Immigration Policies between the US , Mexico Canada

Introduction

The United States - Mexico b traverses the U .S . state of HYPERLINK "http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /California " \o "California California , HYPERLINK "http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Arizona " \o "Arizona " Arizona , HYPERLINK "http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /New_Mexico " \o "New Mexico " New Mexico and HYPERLINK "http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Texas " \o "Texas " Texas and the Mexican states of HYPERLINK "http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Baja_California " \o "Baja California Baja California , HYPERLINK "http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Sonora " \o "Sonora " Sonora , HYPERLINK "http /en .wikipedia

.org /wiki /Chihuahua \o "Chihuahua " Chihuahua , HYPERLINK "http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Coahuila " \o "Coahuila " Coahuila HYPERLINK "http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Nuevo_LeG ?n " \o "Nuevo Leun Nuevo Leun , and HYPERLINK "http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Tamaulipas \o "Tamaulipas " Tamaulipas . The b has a stretch of 3 ,141 kms (1 ,951 miles ) and is considered as the busiest international b in the world . It has an annual average of 350 thousand people who cross the b legally . Of the two countries , it is the United States that has the largest patrol officers stationed along the b . The various opportunities in the United States attract many people from Mexico to cross the b both in legal and illegal means (United States-Mexico B

History of Mexican Immigration to the United States

The problem of illegal immigration from Mexico can be traced back even before passport and visa requirements were institutionalized . Illegal immigration from Mexico was already rampant at the onset of the 20th century due to the increasing labor requirement for agricultural and unskilled jobs in the United States . Illegal immigrants then were called informal immigrants but not only from Mexico who cross the southern b but also from Canada who also cross the northern b Moreover , even at this early period , the United States was already dealing with the problem of alcohol and drug smuggling . As a solution to the increasing number of illegal immigrants , the United States launched the guest worker ' program to document immigrants (Zolberg . But in 1917 , the United States started to restrict immigration by requiring valid passport and visa documents by U .S . authorities from the country of origin of an immigrant . However , the implementation was not successful in controlling the flow of migration from both southern and northern bs because of the long stretch of desert areas in Mexico and the vast forests of Canada . On the other hand , with the rapid economic development of Canada , the immigrants from this country started to decline . More opportunities in Canada became available to its people that prevented them to seek employment in the United States . However this was not the case for Mexico . Its economic development was not able to cope with its high population growth . Until this time , Mexico 's income level has a huge gap compared with the United States (Zolberg This is the main reason why many Mexican people opt to take the risk just to seek better opportunities in the United...

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