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The migrant worker has a long history in Mexico. People there have been "following the crops" from Southern Mexico to Northern Mexico for many years. Migrating to "El Norte" for many was (and is) simply an extension of the harvest season. It probably didn't happen until 1900 because farming in California and elsewhere along the border wasn't very highly developed until that time. It was awaiting the development of irrigation systems to sustain it to a level that was attractive enough to woo immigrants to extend the year's harvest farther northward. Also, many desired to escape the horrors of the Revolutionary war from 1910 to 1920. During that time, 900,000 Mexicans fled their war-torn country.

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because they were looking for jobs to earn money for their families

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