Chicano(a)/Latino(a)

Mexican Migration History in the Era of Border Walls

By Julia G. Young

In March 2015, I submitted the final page proofs for my book on Mexican migration to the United States. In June of that same year, Donald Trump gave his now-infamous speech in which he called Mexican immigrants drug dealers, rapists, and criminals. We all know what has happened since then: a nativist presidential campaign, a rhetorical battle with Mexico over the border wall, an upset election, and a growing number of deportations. 

AHA Member Spotlight: Al Camarillo

Al Camarillo is professor of history and the Leon Sloss Jr. Memorial Professor emeritus at Stanford University. He lives in Menlo Park, California, and has been a member of the AHA since the early 1980s. He won the AHA’s 2016 Equity Award.