Comparative Immigration lecture 16

Comparative Immigration lecture 16 - Dividing Lines...

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Dividing Lines: Contemporary Immigration Reform Comparative Immigration Politics Lecture 17 October 1, 2010 Context Legal immigration soars, despite restrictionist mood in the country FAIR National Immigration Forum Continued coalition of liberal and conservatives Refugee Act of 1980 Refugees clearly made distinct from immigration preference system Huge change in policy regime from post-WWII era Mariel Boatlift The Reform Agenda Select Committee on Immigration and Refugee Policy Emphasis on civil rights values 1981 report U.S. Immigration Policy and the National Interest Immigration a positive force in the national interest Illegal immigration a serious problem (“close the back door and open the front door”) Affirmed three track system of legal admissions Family reunification Skills Refugee admissions Adherence to racial justice and civil rights values Illegal Immigration Control Plyler v. Doe - prevented texas from denying education to children
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This note was uploaded on 12/30/2010 for the course GOV 312L taught by Professor Madrid during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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