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9-22-10 - Lecture MW45:30PM ProfessorBazian...

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Lecture, 9/22/10 MW 4-5:30PM Professor Bazian  Asian American Studies 128AC: Muslims in America  - Era of Liberalization (1964-87) o Changed criteria by which immigrants were admitted to the US o 1965 Immigration Reform Act Changes in policy directly linked to Civil Rights Movement (CRM) Immigrants as direct beneficiaries of the CRM  International perspectives engaged—cannot separate domestic from  international agenda Vietnam War—question of war expenditures and poverty in inner cities,  bombs in Vietnam blowing up in our inner cities Martin Luther King Jr. played an active role against the Vietnam War,  leading poverty campaign Often fail to connect CRM and immigration  o Removes National Origins quota system Three percent European (based on 1890 Census) Policy no longer quotas, instead establishes 270,000 person ceiling with  no more than 20,000 per country  o Preferences  Family reunification Still applicable today Intellectual talent  In midst of Cold War, competition for foreign students o Russians giving scholarships—most likely will be taught  Communist, Marxist beliefs and return home to spread  such  US wanted to prevent sphere of influence of Soviet Union from  spreading o Hope that the students would later return to country of  origin and establish themselves as this new elite—in  interests of foreign policy o 1980s Immigration Reform Act Normalizes process of immigration procedures—application to green card  to naturalization in five years Prior discrepancies  Opened doors for refugees o How to normalize presence of illegal immigrants now an issue Working, some have been here a long time, paying taxes Naturalization—10 million immigrants admitted under 1980 reform 
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