Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center

events

The following timeline represents some of the most significant dates that have gradually transformed life along the U.S.-Mexico border up to the present day.

1849

Mexican-United States Boundary Commission

1855

The Chamizal Dispute and the Gadsden Purchase.

1882

The Chinese Exclusion Act

1848

The Guadalupe-Hidalgo Treaty

1891-1894

The International Boundary Commission

1911

The first ever border fence was completed

1917

Immigration Act of 1917

1924

The Border Patrol

1930s

The Depression

1942

The Bracero Program

1954

Operation Wetback

1965

Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

1986

Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)

1990s

Operations Hold-the-Line, Gatekeeper and Safeguard

2006

Secure Fence Act

2018

Central American Migrant Caravan

Programs and Activities

research

Speakers

Speakers

Events

events

Research

Texas Mexico Blog

Read More

Upcoming Events

See all upcoming events