What is repatriation?

What is repatriation?

What is repatriation? How does it differ from deportation? During the early years of the twentieth century, why were Mexican immigrants encouraged to enter the United States?

(D) When America Sent Her Own Packing
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Flyover History, Reading 28: This article focuses on everyday
people, and the events that witnessed “the repatriation” of
thousands of Mexican-Americans “back” to Mexico during the
Great Depression. In the 1930’s, Mexican-Americans were

forcibly removed from their country- the United States. Some
were naturalized citizens, while others were born within America’s
borders. And few people outside the Mexican-American
communities did anything to halt this violation of their civil
liberties. Read the online article above. Answer some or all of
these questions in ONE 2 page essay:

  1. What is repatriation? How does it differ from deportation?
  2. During the early years of the twentieth century, why were
    Mexican immigrants encouraged to enter the United States?
  3. What factors contributed to anti-immigration sentiment
    toward Mexicans and Mexican-Americans during the Great
    Depression
    ?
  4. Why did Mexico encourage repatriation of Mexican-
    Americans? Did it work out as the Mexican government

plan? How were repatriates viewed by Mexican citizens?

  1. What was the goal of the National Repatriation Committee in 1933?
  2. What role does oral history play in telling this story?

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