Mexican repatriation

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    MEXICAN REPATRIATION

    The Quota Act of 1924, which established a system of national origins quotas, reduced immigration to the United States from over 1 million persons per year to 165,000 per year (adjusted to 155,000 in 1929), although Canada, Mexico, and other Latin American countries were exempted from such numerical limits.

    Following the onset of the Great Depression, the US government began an active drive against immigrants living illegally in the country. Announcing that there were 400,000 illegal immigrants in the US, Secretary of Labor William Doak ordered his agents to carry out provisions of the new law[citation needed]. They raided public and private places from New York City and Chicago to Los Angeles and San Francisco. Between 1929 and 1935, some 163,900 people were deported from the country for residing illegally, of whom 35,000 were deported to Mexico, roughly 20% of the total[citation

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