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The U.S. Border Patrol was created in 1924

The U.S. Border Patrol was created in 1924 to help prevent illegal entry across the Mexican and Canadian borders. its funny in 2010 still we say secure the border????

During the Great Depression between 1929 and about 1939, there was enormous public outcry that Mexican immigrants were taking jobs unemployed Americans needed.

World War II again created a need for labor to fill jobs left by military personnel.

"By then, there are over a million Mexicans a year coming to the U.S. to work both illegally and legally,"

The most recent wave of immigrants began in 1965, when Congress replaced a system of quotas based on country of origin. Since then, more than 100 million legal and illegal immigrants have entered the U.S., with the majority coming from Mexico in search of jobs.

The first major immigration wave since the U.S. became a nation started in the 1820s and lasted until a recession in the late 1870s. The wave brought about 7.5 million immigrants,