Final version 2 - 1. The 1965 immi gr ati on Act abo lis...

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1. The 1965 immigration Act abolished national origins quotas act from 1924 immigration law and provided for annual admission of 170,000 Eastern Hemisphere immigrants limited to 20,000 per country per year. There were few contributing factors that made the 1965 Act possible. 1) There were needs for U.S. to portray them as leader of the free world. The federal gov. began to address racial discrimination not only domestically, but also in immigration policy. 2) There were needs for workers; entrepreneurs private sector people educated and skilled workers; therefore, people argued that less restrictive policy would draw these workers to U.S. to fulfill the labor. 3) There were supports from organized labor to pass the Labor Certification. The Dept. of Labor is given full control over Labor Certification. No immigrants would be admitted under to occupational preferences categories in industries with sufficient number of American workers. There were 4 nations of origins of immigrants from Asian post – 1965. 1) Philippine – Most of them were English speakers and Christians and familiar with American culture. They were not barred from 1790 Naturalization Act and became citizens. However, after 1976, there was substantial under-educated employment. 2) India English speakers and familiar w/ American culture. After 1965, well-educated professionals came into U.S; however, these elite people were underemployed that they opened up business such as, health care supplies, liquor stores, and so on. It became new opportunities for them. 3) China – Chinese immigrants tend to have a Bipolar community. People from lower downtown had never spoken English and were very unskilled; on the other hand, people from upper town were very wealthy and educated. 4) Korea After WWII in 1945, when the country became divided into South and North, society closely associated with U.S. (not colonization). Because there was poor economic situation, even for wealthy family members, they became entrepreneurs in U.S. They were well educated. The circumstances leading up to the immigration from Asia during the period had PUSH and PULL factors. War events associated with the Vietnam War served as main push factors.
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2008 for the course EAS 100 taught by Professor Nakamai during the Spring '07 term at University of Wisconsin Colleges Online.

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