Chapter 6 : Revolutionary San Diego and Tijuana
- When was Tijuana created?
- What role did the Mexicanos play in the settlement of the Imperial Valley?
- How did the Mexican Revolution affect San Diego?
- What happened in San Diego's Mexican community during the Mexican Revolution?
- How did Tijuana grow?
- When was San Ysidro founded?
Many Mexican American families are binational and have grown up on both sides of the border. Thousands of Mexicanos from Baja California, Norte have come to live in San Diego and Imperial Counties, as permanent residents. Many more thousands have crossed the international frontier to work in the fields, on the railroads, in factories, hotels and private houses in "el otro lado."
Derogatory and racist attitudes directed towards Mexican immigrants also affect Mexican Americans who are U.S. citizens. Mexicano immigrants and Chicano U.S. citizens work side by side in construction, the service industry and in agriculture, competing for the same jobs and experiencing the same kind of discrimination.
The formative historical events in the creation of a binational Chicano/Mexicano community in San Diego are what follow.