Ascension to Arizona Immigration Concerns

Timeline created by nmhall1
  • Mexican-American War Begins

    Mexican-American War Begins
    As Texas is annexed to th U.S. and the border is argued between Texas and Mexico, the death toll plunges both into all out war.
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    The Issue Grows

  • The Gadsden Purchase

    The Gadsden Purchase
    America purchases the land that would become southern Arizona and New Mexico. The price is far more expensive per square mile than the Mexican Cession.
  • Camp Grant Massacre

    Camp Grant Massacre
    Six renegade Americans, forty-eight Mexicans, and ninety-two Tohono O'odham ambush an Apache camp that surrendered to US troops, killing 144 mostly women and children. Tensions rise between the Indian nations, US military, and Mexico.
  • First AZ LPOE Opened

    First AZ LPOE Opened
    The first land port of entry is opened in Nogales, AZ. Now known as Mariposa, this is one of the busiest US-MEX POE's with the largest flow of prodce.
  • Bisbee Deportation

    Bisbee Deportation
    Amongst other harsh conditions, Caucasian managers harshly discriminate against Mexican workers and state-wide strikes occur. The Phelps-Dodge Corporation illegaly deports 1,300 miners to New Mexico without food, water, or money.
  • U.S. Border Patrol is Formed

    U.S. Border Patrol is Formed
    The U.S.B.P. is formed under the Customs and Border Protection Agency, and now has more sworn and armed law enforncement agents than any other agency.
  • Bisbee Local Bombs Border Town

    Bisbee Local Bombs Border Town
    A resident of Bisbee, AZ Patrick Murphy is convinced to help the resistance bomb the Mexico town of Naco. He mistakenly bombs the US side and flees to Mexico.
  • American-Mexican Treaty Act of October 25th, 1972

    American-Mexican Treaty Act of October 25th, 1972
    All disputes of the location where the true border along the Rio Grande are resolved. Both sides begin construction of a permanent waterway that will signify the border.
  • Pres. Bush Signes Secure Fence Act of 2006

    Pres. Bush Signes Secure Fence Act of 2006
    The Secure Fence Act, or H.R. 6061 is approved, allowing construction of 700 miles of 21 ft. high fence along the Mexico border with the U.S.
  • Mexican Drug War Begins

    Mexican Drug War Begins
    The war breaks out as Operation Michoacan is carried out, a plan by the police and military to destroy plantations and eliminate the drug cartels.
  • SB 1070 Signed into Law

    SB 1070 Signed into Law
    Governor Jan Brewer signs the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, also known as SB 1070, into law.
  • 1,200 National Guard Troops Sent to Defend Border

    1,200 National Guard Troops Sent to Defend Border
    President Obama sends troops not in response to Airzona immigration law, but to "increase of Mexican crime spilling across the border".
  • Border Patrol Gunned Down

    Border Patrol Gunned Down
    Border Patrol Agent Terry is shot down by border bandits, escalating tensions at the border.
  • Mexican Citizen Shot in Suspicious Circumstances

    Mexican Citizen Shot in Suspicious Circumstances
    Juan Santillan was shot by two US Border Patrol Agents acting in "self defense". Both the FBI and Mexico are conducting investigations, while Mexico demands the extradition of the two agents. The US refuses.
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Agrees with Supreme Court

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Agrees with Supreme Court
    The court agrees with the recent decision of the Supreme Court, both on cutting the three provisions while maintaining the "papers please provision.