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Title The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 : legislating a new America / edited by Gabriel J. Chin, Rose Cuison Villazor
Published New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 387 pages)
Contents The Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1965 : ushering In an era of racial equality or furthering racial discrimination? -- The 1965 Immigration Act and policy of family unification -- The 1965 Immigration Act and employment-based immigration -- Political and economic issues
Summary Along with the civil rights and voting rights acts, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 is one of the most important bills of the civil rights era. The Act's political, legal, and demographic impact continues to be felt, yet its legacy is controversial. The 1965 Act was groundbreaking in eliminating the white America immigration policy in place since 1790, ending Asian exclusion, and limiting discrimination against Eastern European Catholics and Jews. At the same time, the Act discriminated against gay men and lesbians, tied refugee status to Cold War political interests, and shattered traditional patterns of Mexican migration, setting the stage for current immigration politics. Drawing from studies in law, political science, anthropology, and economics, this book will be an essential tool for any scholar or student interested in immigration law
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject United States. Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1965.
SUBJECT Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1965 (United States) fast
Subject Emigration and immigration law -- United States.
Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
Foreign workers -- United States
LAW -- Constitutional.
LAW -- Public.
Emigration and immigration -- Government policy
Emigration and immigration law
Foreign workers
Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc.
SUBJECT United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy
Subject United States
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Chin, Gabriel J. (Gabriel Jackson), 1964- editor
Villazor, Rose Cuison, editor
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