By Reed Ueda (editor)
A spouse to American Immigration is an authoritative selection of unique essays through prime students at the significant issues and topics underlying American immigration history.Focuses at the most crucial sessions in American Immigration heritage: the commercial Revolution (1820-1930) and the Globalizing period (Cold conflict to the present)Provides an in-depth remedy of vital topics, together with fiscal situations, acculturation, social mobility, and assimilationIncludes an introductory essay by way of the amount editor.
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340–1). Most notably, although the 1965 law’s main intention was to end racial discrimination in immigration law, race played – and continues to play – a most important role in the debates over immigration reform and in subsequent laws both during the 1960s and in our contemporary period. The 1965 act abolished the national origins quotas, but lawmakers still expressed a desire to facilitate immigration from Europe and to limit – or, at the very least, discourage – immigration from Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
At the same time that immigration policy was liberalized in some areas, restriction remained the primary principle influencing others. First, national security was linked to immigration more explicitly during the 1940s. ” Under the act, the President could also deport any alien whose removal was “in the interest of the United States” (Ueda 1994, p. 42). Secondly, restrictionism became extended to refugee issues. During the crucial years of 1938, when pressure for Jews to leave Nazi Germany intensified, to 1941, when it became impossible for them to leave the country, the US Congress ignored a variety of bills directed at admitting Jewish refugees fleeing Nazism.
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