The Mexican Revolution began in 1910 intended to change Mexico’s society and economy, resulting many Mexicans to migrate to the US. Migrating north was the only way for many Mexicans to escape the war whiles a few chose to hide.
A selected few passengers whom were wealthy on the ships were allowed almost immediate entry into America. However, it was not so good for others. Those on the lower levels of the ships, who were usually of the peasant class, were given more thorough inspections and a harder time for process.