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    Early Chinese immigrants posed as Mexicans to enter the U.S.

    By Christina Murrey and Mason Jones
    Christina Murrey and Mason Jones
    Published: Aug. 2, 2010

    In this third installment of the “Border Views” video series, History Professor Madeline Hsu discusses early Chinese immigrants who dressed as Mexicans to cross the U.S.-Mexican border illegally.

    Watch two more videos with Professor Hsu from the third installment of “Border Views”:

    About the video series

    As Americans continue to debate immigration reform, border enforcement and Arizona’s recent legislation, experts from The University of Texas at Austin are offering their viewpoints on these issues through a series of online videos.

    Each week, “Border Views” will showcase a different faculty member discussing such topics as the history of illegal immigration, the pros and cons of the Arizona law, the unusual political alliances that have developed around this debate and the media’s role in covering it.

    Visit the “Border Views” main page for a complete lineup of our experts’ videos.

    • Quote 2
      Richard Chen said on April 8, 2011 at 3:02 a.m.
      Professor Madeline Hsu's observation of "the first illegal immigrants in the United States were Chinese because they were the first ones to face restriction" is sharp.My current academic interests are Chinese American literature and the Mexican American poet and scholar Gloria Anzaldua's new Mestiza consciousness. Today,I have been surfing the internet for any possible visiting scholar opportunity related to my interests in American universities and have just happened to notice this video clip by Professor Hsu. I've got a governmental scholarship for overseas studies to assist me in my research in America from Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education, Jiangsu Province, P.R.China. Now the problem I am faced with is which American school to choose.
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