The Citizenship Sacrifice: Mexican Americans, the Saunders-Leonard Report, and the Politics of Immigration, 19511952 Academic Article uri icon


  • One fascinating aspect of Mexican American history is the community's tangled relationship with immigration. In the mid-twentieth century, the "Mexican American Generation" adopted restrictionism in pursuit of U. S. civic equality and economic justice. This essay examines the controversy of this position as illustrated by the response to an academic study of undocumented labor in the early 1950s. Copyright 2009, Western History Association.

published proceedings

  • Western Historical Quarterly

author list (cited authors)

  • Blanton, C. K.

complete list of authors

  • Blanton, Carlos Kevin

publication date

  • January 1, 2009 11:11 AM