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This article highlights the role that US Chamber of Commerce lobbyists and border politicians played in limiting restrictions on Mexican labour migration to the United States in the 1920s. Together, they successfully resisted calls for stricter statutory limitations on the admission of Mexican migrants by emphasizing their economic and civic contributions.


Cet article met en relief le rôle joué par les lobbyistes de la Chambre de commerce des É tats-Unis et les politiciens des régions frontalières dans la question des restrictions migratoires à la main-d’oeuvre mexicaine dans les années 1920. Ensemble, ils ont rèussi à empêcher le resserrement des restrictions statutaires touchant l’admission de migrants mexicains, en faisant valoir la contribution économique et civique de ceux-ci.


immigration, labour, nativism, protectionism, agribusiness, Americanization, lobbying, diplomacy

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immigration, travail, nativisme, protectionnisme, agroentreprise, ame´ricanisation, lobbying, diplomatie


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