By 1910, Mexico had been at war since the start of its independence in 1810. It then came into war with foreign invasions of France, England, Spain and the US. And during the decade of 1910s Mexico went through its Revolution. For most of this, the resources the Mexican government could bring centered in the Capital City of Mexico. This left the Northern border states out of the equation and with few protection. A protection that was not guaranteed in US soil, as this is the time when tuberculosis in Los Angeles was directly associated with Mexican bodies. This eventually led to a fortification of migration policies in the US-Mexico region, as it also led to the notions of deportation and repatriation in the following decades. By the 1920’s, this narrative inverted, as it was Americans looking for alcohol in Mexican soil during the prohibition times in the US.