Juan Crow

Juan Crow

Written on 06/27/2019
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"Juan Crow" is a term used for laws or policies related to the enforcement of immigration statues against Latin-Americans in the United States. The term is patterned after Jim Crow laws that enforced racial segregation and kept African Americans as an underclass.

In the 1940s, Mexican and Mexican American students attended separate "Mexican schools" in Orange County, CA. This de facto segregation was deemed unconstitutional by Menedez v. Westminster but unfortunately, some of these laws are still intact in certain states within the U.S. 

 


"Immigrant Latinos live under a matrix of oppressive laws, customs and institutions."



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