Cesar Chavez Influence On Mexican Immigration

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Mexican immigration has been a controversy in the United States before 1980. According to Jie Zong and Jeanne Batalova, Mexican immigration can be divided in three waves: the first one, before World War two, the second one started with the Bracero program, and the last one after it. Nevertheless, Mexican immigration can be seen as something threat or as the opposite, a benefit to the country and it all depends on which side you want to be. The American, Cesar Chavez who was a farm worker, also creator/leader of the United Farm Workers Union, influenced ad contributed to United States history by using Mexican’s “dignity” and nonviolent strategies to showed Americans that Mexicans could accomplished hard work and being successful for the country. Mexican’s deal with discrimination since 1962, schools, minorities, and farmers were the main target, this guide Chavez to create the National Farm Workers Association, now the United Farm Workers Union. Featured by his nonviolent actions (boycotts, pickets, and strikes), Chavez accomplished his last fight in 1988, in a 36-day fast. Risking his life, he inspired people who supported to believe in a world of equality. Furthermore, Chavez accomplishments brought a new community and environment to Mexican …show more content…

Mexican Americans were only looking for success, in the country that promoted success. After fighting for their rights, Mexican Americans become more acceptable in society that they become part of it not a minority, Mexican Americans now, are as successful as Americans and blacks. American history, has been influence by minorities, as Mexicans, who provided economic, political and social success for the United States. Now, history can show the difficulties Mexicans had and then inspire them to put an extra effort in the country to show the opposite of what they at one time were blame

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