A Companion to American Immigration by Reed Ueda, Melissa Edris

By Reed Ueda, Melissa Edris

A better half to American Immigration is an authoritative number of unique essays by way of top students at the significant themes and subject matters underlying American immigration history.

  • Focuses at the most crucial sessions in American Immigration historical past: the commercial Revolution (1820-1930) and the Globalizing period (Cold warfare to the present)
  • Provides an in-depth therapy of significant issues, together with financial situations, acculturation, social mobility, and assimilation
  • Includes an introductory essay by way of the amount editor.

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The 1965 Immigration Act’s assault on racism and the tremendous new immigration it has allowed into the country represent some of the most important changes in post-war American law and society. With the 1965 act, immigration policy grew beyond its original role of guarding against dangerous foreigners and sought to build upon earlier immigration, a legacy that was now seen as a strength to the nation. The abolition of the 1924 quota system flung open the gates to a multitude of peoples who had been excluded under the old regime, and the exponential growth in immigration has radically altered the racial composition of the United States.

2004). The “Huddled Masses” Myth: Immigration and Civil Rights. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. Johnson, Lyndon Baines (1965). ” January 8, 1964. In Lyndon B. Johnson, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson: Containing the Public Messages, Speeches, and Statements of the President, 1963–1964, Book 1. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, pp. 112–18. —— (1966). ” October 3, 1965. In Lyndon B. Johnson, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Lyndon B.

In the wake of the economic recession, a peak in American unemployment, and the continuing divisions surrounding the Vietnam War, the specter of large numbers of Southeast Asian refugees needing economic assistance and social welfare services prompted a strong backlash. In the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas, where a large concentration of Hmong refugees resettled in the early 1980s, rumors circulated that the government was granting higher welfare benefits, free apartments, and even tax-free income.

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