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Unformatted text preview: In 1965 the Government passed a new law that family reunification such as spouses, parents, and children of U.S. citizens were given visas to go in and out of the Yacoub 2 United States. Right after in 1965, it was realized that too many immigrants were coming in so they set a cap and allowed only 290,000 visas a year. The Immigration Act of 1990 set a cap of only 700,000 immigrants to be legalized. Now there are many different laws regarding to legalizing immigration and it is very hard to become one, especially coming from Mexico to California. A way to fix the extremely high rate of illegal immigration from Mexico to California would probably be to set a higher immigration cap for California to allow more Hispanics in than Europeans, Asians, etc. Yacoub 3 Works Cited Kanellos, Nicolas. The Development of U.S. Immigration Law The Hispanic-American Almanac . 1993...
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