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Chicano---Mexican Immigrant Interface

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  • Chicano
  • Immigration
  • United States
  • Policy
  • Economic
  • Illegal
  • Aliens
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  • Economics
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Chicano---Mexican Immigrant Interface Cornell University ILR School [email protected] Briggs Volume I Briggs Papers and Speeches 11-5-1977 Chicano---Mexican Immigrant Interface Vernon M. Briggs Jr. [email protected] Follow this and additional works at: This Article is brought to you for free and open access by the Briggs Papers and Speeches at [email protected] It has been accepted for inclusion in Briggs Volume I by an authorized administrator of [email protected] For more information, please contact [email protected] Chicano---Mexican Immigrant Interface Keywords Chicano, immigration, United States, policy, economic, illegal, aliens, work Comments Volume 1 - Paper #16 This article is available at [email protected]: Latin American Studies Association Houston, Texas November 5, 1977 1:: IG Chicano--Mexican Immigrant Interface *Vernon M. Briggs, Jr. Introduction Governor Jerry Brown of California has observed that the United states is entering a new period in its historical evolution. He refers to it as an "era of limits." The ways of the past cannot be extended into the future. The United states is no longer a nation of boundless resources, of endless frontiers, and of relatively scarce labor. Whether the topic be energy usage resource conservation, equal employment opportunity, population growth, or immigration, current events and future trends demand that sharp breaks pe made with the past. The policy problems of the current age were never even conceived by our forefathers. Hence, there are no answers in the past to these contemporary challenges. The economic parameters that shape human action in this country have changed dramatically and so must the related public policy responses. The topic of this paper is, of course, immigration. No subject more fundamentally touches the essence of the American experience. A

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