With their hearts in their hands: Forging a Mexican community in Dallas, 1900-1925.

With their hearts in their hands: Forging a Mexican community in Dallas, 1900-1925.

Date: May 2008
Creator: Mercado, Bianca
Description: Mexican immigration to the United States increased tremendously from 1900-1925 as factors such as the Mexican Revolution and the recruitment of Mexican laborers by American industry drew Mexicans north. A significant number of Mexicans settled in Dallas and in the face of Anglo discrimination and segregation in the workplace, public institutions, and housing, these immigrants forged a community in the city rooted in their Mexican identity and traditions. This research, based heavily on data from the 1900, 1910, and 1920 census enumerations for Dallas and on articles from Dallas Morning News, highlights the agency of the Mexican population - men and women - in Dallas in the first three decades of the twentieth century.
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Do I Look Illegal? Undocumented Latino/a Students and the Challenges of Life in the Shadows

Do I Look Illegal? Undocumented Latino/a Students and the Challenges of Life in the Shadows

Date: April 13, 2011
Creator: Nuñez-Janes, Mariela & Chapa, Shaun
Description: This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on Unauthorized Immigration. This presentation discusses illegal immigration and the challenges for undocumented Latino/a students.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
Who Are These Unauthorized Immigrants and What Are We Going To Do About Them?

Who Are These Unauthorized Immigrants and What Are We Going To Do About Them?

Date: April 13, 2011
Creator: Martinez-Ebers, Valerie
Description: This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on Unauthorized Immigration. This presentation discusses immigration in the United States, unauthorized immigration, and policies in place on immigration.
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JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, Volume 23, Number 1, 2003

JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, Volume 23, Number 1, 2003

Date: 2003
Creator: Association of Teachers of Advanced Composition (U.S.)
Description: JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory contains a collection of papers regarding writing and rhetoric: "The JAC is a forum for theory, research and pedagogy regarding (1) those writing courses beyond the freshman courses, excluding technical and creative writing, (2) writing in courses which are not themselves writing courses, particularly in the liberal arts and sciences, and (3) work in theory, research or pedagogy which is advanced or progressive and will shed light on the field as a whole while at the same time providing insights for advanced composition" (volume 1, number 1).
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Unauthorized Immigration

Unauthorized Immigration

Date: April 2011
Creator: Mondragon-Becker, Antonio
Description: This poster introduces the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on Unauthorized Immigration. This series features Dr. Valerie Martinez-Ebers, professor of political science, Dr. David Molina, professor of economics and interim director of UNT's Immigrant Research and Policy Center, Dr. Mariela Nuñez-Janes, professor of anthropology, Shaun Chapa, a graduate student in the anthropology department.
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U.S. Mexico Migration

U.S. Mexico Migration

Date: April 13, 2011
Creator: Molina, David J.
Description: This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on Unauthorized Immigration. This presentation discusses immigration, specifically between the United States and Mexico.
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Discussion of the Validity of a Guest Worker Program in the United States

Discussion of the Validity of a Guest Worker Program in the United States

Date: April 3, 2008
Creator: MacNeil, Melissa S. & Hartman, David W.
Description: This paper offers a discussion on research on the validity of a guest worker program in the United States.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Discussion of the Validity of a Guest Worker Program in the United States [Presentation]

Discussion of the Validity of a Guest Worker Program in the United States [Presentation]

Date: April 3, 2008
Creator: MacNeil, Melissa S. & Hartman, David W.
Description: Presentation for the 2008 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on the validity of a guest worker program in the United States.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
[Speaker wearing a hat with a microphone and protesters behind him]

[Speaker wearing a hat with a microphone and protesters behind him]

Date: August 26, 2006
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Description: A man stands behind a Farmers Branch city seal, talking to a crowd of people. A protester holds a sign, "America was founded by immigrants". Inmigrantes piden despido de concejal y representación política. Farmers Branch (Texas), 26 ago (EFE). Unas 300 personas protestaron hoy en esta ciudad para exigir al gobierno municipal que despida al concejal que propuso que el inglés sea el idioma oficial y que se sancione a quienes den trabajo a indocumentados. Immigrants ask for dismissal of councilman and political representation. Farmers Branch (Texas), August 26 (EFE). Some 300 persons protested today in this city to demand of the municipal government that it dismiss the councilman who proposed that English be the official language and that those who give employment to undocumented aliens be sanctioned.
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Home Is Where They Have To Take You In: Right to Entry For U.S. Citizens

Home Is Where They Have To Take You In: Right to Entry For U.S. Citizens

Date: October 16, 2014
Creator: Lee, Margaret Mikyung
Description: This legal sidebar discusses the Congressional interest to revoke passports of U.S. citizens who have gone abroad to fight for foreign terrorist groups. This issue derived from the concern about preventing such persons from returning to conduct terrorist activities in the U.S.
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[News Script: Mexican ambassador]

[News Script: Mexican ambassador]

Date: August 26, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Manuel Tello, the Mexico Ambassador to the United States visiting Dallas and speaking about the illegal immigration problem.
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[News Script: Flying wetbacks stop in Dallas]

[News Script: Flying wetbacks stop in Dallas]

Date: September 30, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a planeload of illegal Mexican immigrants being deported back to their home country stopping in Dallas for the night.
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A Preliminary Study of Selected Factors Related to the Decision of Chinese Students to Remain in the United States or Return to Taiwan

A Preliminary Study of Selected Factors Related to the Decision of Chinese Students to Remain in the United States or Return to Taiwan

Date: May 1978
Creator: Cheng, Mei Lien
Description: The purpose of this study is to explore selected factors that may be related to Chinese students' decisions to remain in the United States or return to Taiwan after they finish their studies. Based upon the Chi Square test, the results are: students likely to remain in the United States are influenced by the understanding of the life style of those Chinese who had stayed, perceived less prejudice from American people, and received political freedom in the United States. Factors influencing the decision to return to Taiwan are likely to include family expectation to return, willingness to devote one's ability for the betterment of Taiwan's future, and stronger identification with Taiwan. It is suggested that a long-term cost-benefit analysis be conducted so that it is possible to understand whether Taiwan's brain drain is a loss or a gain to its development.
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On the Fence

On the Fence

Date: December 2014
Creator: Medrano, Estevan
Description: Living the vast majority of my life in an area that celebrates diversity but thrives because of illegal cross-border activities (undocumented workers, drug imports) at times the distance between the United States and Mexico is in fact as thin as the width of a fence. Though it is typical for a filmmaker to hope to present a unique take on a subject, given how I have seen the topics of immigration and the perspective of the purpose of homeland security portray, I am confident that there is an opportunity to show these issues in a more personal, less aggressive light with the use of first person accounts instead of a dependence on the most violent aspects of these topics. The main subject will give character to this agency by blurring the lines of his life as an agent and as a citizen.
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The Life of Ben and Other Poems

The Life of Ben and Other Poems

Date: May 1987
Creator: Berecka, Alan Michael
Description: The Life of Ben and Other Poems consists of two sections. The first, The Life of Ben, is a series of seventeen poems about the life of a first-generation American and his family's immigration. The second section, Other Poems, includes twenty-one poems on a variety of themes.
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Unauthorized Immigration

Unauthorized Immigration

Date: April 13, 2011
Creator: University of North Texas. Libraries.
Description: This video recording is of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on Unauthorized Immigration. This series features Dr. Valerie Martinez-Ebers, Dr. David Molina, Dr. Mariela Nuñez-Janes, and Shaun Chapa. Dr. Martinez-Ebers, professor of political science, will provide a demographic profile of the U.S. immigrant population and introduce the various policy options that have been discussed in Congress. Dr. Molina, professor of economics and interim director of UNT's Immigrant Research and Policy Center, will focus on policy and economic impacts of labor. Dr. Nuñez-Janes, professor of anthropology, and Shaun Chapa, graduate student, will discuss undocumented students as a case study. They focus on issues of policy and practices, drawing on the students' experiences to raise questions about cultural citizenship, assimilation as the proxy for legal rights, new forms of racism and educational equity.
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Migration Information Gathering by Mexican-origin Immigrants in the Pre-migration Phase

Migration Information Gathering by Mexican-origin Immigrants in the Pre-migration Phase

Date: December 2015
Creator: Hudson, Cassie
Description: U.S. immigration procedures are complex and may elude the average individual seeking admission to the United States. Understanding this, the current study investigates how information resources are used by potential migrants to learn about the migratory process. Using a mixed-methods approach, I interviewed 30 Mexican immigrants with unauthorized immigration experience about the process of gathering migration information in the pre-migration phase. Qualitative data were coded using seven themes generated from the primary research questions, including: Information Resources, Resources Used During Migration, Motivation for Migration, Method of Migration, Lack of Information/Misinformation, Types of Help and Types of Information. Findings suggest that the factors motivating migrants to come to the U.S. are combined in complex ways and lack of information about legal alternatives to unauthorized migration is an important factor influencing method of migration. Also, while access to new information resources is increasing, these resources are not being tapped for migration information.
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