Early Chinese immigrants posed as Mexicans to enter the U.S.

In this third installment of the "Border Views" video series, History Professor Madeline Hsu discusses early Chinese immigrants who dressed as Mexicans to cross the U.S.-Mexican border illegally.

Watch two more videos with Professor Hsu from the third installment of "Border Views":

About the video series

As Americans continue to debate immigration reform, border enforcement and Arizona's recent legislation, experts from The University of Texas at Austin are offering their viewpoints on these issues through a series of online videos.

Each week, "Border Views" will showcase a different faculty member discussing such topics as the history of illegal immigration, the pros and cons of the Arizona law, the unusual political alliances that have developed around this debate and the media's role in covering it.

Visit the "Border Views" main page for a complete lineup of our experts' videos.