My research question is looking at how immigration policies in the U.S have, over time, further cemented already established notions of racism against people of immigrant status. And how these attitudes of superiority have taken over various systems regarding economic and labor force prejudices. I will be investigating this within the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 and the implementation of the Bracero Agribusiness Program as well as the Immigration Act of 1924. This will hopefully allow us to view the structuralism of the “white vs. not” power dynamic we persistently see in our society through history and still today. This aims to break down social standards and stereotypes which continue a racialized cycle of social oppression, by questioning the notion of citizenship and why one race holds oppressive power over another.