History timeline

  • Treaty of Guadalupe

    Treaty of Guadalupe
    The treaty of Guadalupe helped form the border between the Mexico and the United States and ended the Mexican-American War. This victory awarded the United States about 45 percent of Mexico’s land.
  • Railroad connect

    Railroad connect
    Industrialists started to assemble a railroad that connected the United States and Mexico in 1882. This project was the first significant use of undocumented Mexican-American workers. Although the first train did not pass through the border until August of 1882 many undocumented workers crossed the border years before.
  • Supreme Court

    Supreme Court
    Mar. 28, 1898
    Supreme Court confirms that the14th Amendment gives ctizenship to anyone who is born in the United States.
  • Minning

    Zink,copper and silver were foung in Arizona and New Mexico. Texas also started mining for salt makingMexican American land owners give up their land.
  • Mexican Revolution

    Mexican Revolution
    When the United States economy started to progress the economy in Mexico was digressing because, of this the Mexican Revolution began. The Mexican Revolution sent thousands of Mexican immigrant workers into the United States.
  • Tampico, Mexico

    Tampico, Mexico
    U.S. Marines are detained by Mexican authorities at Tampico, Mexico. regardless of Mexico’s apology, President Wilson instructions the U.S. fleet to attack and inhabit Veracruz, Mexico to affirm the rights of Americans.
  • United States Labor Secretary

    United States Labor Secretary
    The United States Labor Secretary estimated that there was about 1 million illegal immigrants in the United States. This led to the begining of the United States Border patrol.
  • 1st Mexican Deportation

    1st Mexican Deportation
    The first large-scale of Mexican deportations of illegal immigrants that was sent back to Mexico as well as hundreds of thousands of United States citizens of Latino decent. This happened in result of the United States economy deflating.
  • Immigration Act of 1965

    Immigration Act of 1965
    The Immigration Act of 1965 revised the United States immigration system integrating more general quotes and removing quotas based on race
  • United States Census

    United States Census
    In 1980 the United States Census estimated that there are anywhere from 2 million to 4 million illegal immigrants in the United States. They also estimated that about half of these immigrans are from Mexico
  • Amnesty

    President Ronald Reagan and the congressional leadership granted amnesty to illegal immigrants in a bill that also put more harsh punishments on employers who hired them.
  • North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

    North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
    An anticipated 13 million new undocumented workers came into the United States in 1994 mainly because of two reasons. These reasons were Mexico’s economy crashing and the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • September 11

    September 11
    Atfer the attact on September 11,2001 border patrol security has been intensified.
  • Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act in 2004

    Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act in 2004
    Congress passed a new law, ithe Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act in 2004, which authorized adding 10,000 new agents. These agents are expected to nearly double the Border Patrol force from 11,000 to 21,000 by 2010.
  • SB 1070

    SB 1070
    Arizona SB 1070, allows law enforcement to command to see papers from any Arizona inhabitants that they think are apprehensive.