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The National Origins Quota Comparative Immigration Politics Lecture 11 September 20, 2010 Chinese Exclusion What are the similarities between Chinese immigrants in the late 1800s early 1900s and Mexican immigrants today? Big issue in terms of labor, jobs, focus on skilled jobs, What are the consequences of having large numbers of illegal immigrants in a communty? They wont call the police? Too afraid. Take resources away , like healthcare. Integration issues. The Context Immigration policy is expansive during 1800s Moving towards more restrictionist atmosphere Chinese exclusion – first step towards what? Growing electoral importance of pacific states/territories End of Reconstruction – tolerance of brutal racism in the south, implantation of jim crow laws. Social scientists moving towards social Darwinism and eugenics Policy controlled at Federal level – any policy shifts are have to happen at the federal level. European immigration still flows in early 1900s – cut of chinese but europen is still flowing Progressivism – tended to focus on racial purification. Progressivism began in the 1890s
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