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Old 11-29-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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Mexico grew alarmed by the large population of Anglo-Americans in Texas, a state that was sparsely populated and far from Mexico City's control. Its close proximity to the United States increased Mexico's suspicions and the immigration policies were attempts to maintain a balance between Anglo-American and Mexican populations. Anglos could easily immigrate illegally because borders were not enforced or closely watched.

Ironically, the same problem occurs today with U.S. authorities trying to deter illegal immigration into Texas from Mexico. Texans are becoming aware of the increasing Hispanic population that will become the majority population in the future. Just like Anglo-Americans, the current Hispanic population will increase its demands for more representation and affect the state's focus to specific issues pertaining to the Hispanic community.

Houston Institute for Culture - Anglo-American Immigration
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Mexico grew alarmed by the large population of Anglo-Americans in Texas, a state that was sparsely populated and far from Mexico City's control. Its close proximity to the United States increased Mexico's suspicions and the immigration policies were attempts to maintain a balance between Anglo-American and Mexican populations. Anglos could easily immigrate illegally because borders were not enforced or closely watched.

Ironically, the same problem occurs today with U.S. authorities trying to deter illegal immigration into Texas from Mexico. Texans are becoming aware of the increasing Hispanic population that will become the majority population in the future. Just like Anglo-Americans, the current Hispanic population will increase its demands for more representation and affect the state's focus to specific issues pertaining to the Hispanic community.

Houston Institute for Culture - Anglo-American Immigration
There is one significant difference though: despite the shoe being on the other foot as in Mexico being the source of the invaders; it is still as weak/inept today compared to 1846-48. Translation: we (the USA) may wind up with more of Mexico; especially factoring in that the northern Mexican people (Nuevo Leon, Sonora, etc) may request 'gringo' LE and military help in subduing the narcos. Google Juarez and blue helmets.
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