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Unformatted text preview: -immigrant : alien who comes across borders for permanent settlement.-alien citizen , Mae argues that processes of racial formation have produced some groups as “permanently foreign and unassailable to the nation.” Despite their US citizenship, “they remain alien in the eyes of the nation (8).” -Some level of assimilation is still expected, but the question is what are people expected to assimilate to? Where did it come from? this changes over time. -American exceptionalism: we are a country of immigrants. Timeline: 1600-1875, open immigration policy, gold rush intrigued immigrants, but as gold was running out, people blamed the Chinese 1882, Chinese Exclusion Act 1917, Congress created “barred Asiatic zone” 1924. Johnson-Reed Immigration Act. (Asian Immigration Act)...
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- Winter '10
- Immigration to the United States, open immigration policy, Johnson-Reed Immigration Act.