Immigration Policy_Lessan

Immigration Policy_Lessan - doctrine that immigrants from...

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U. S. A. IMMIGRATION POLICY CHARACTERISTICS GROUP(S) PREFERENCE RACISM/ETHNOCENTRISM PROTECT AMERICAN ECONOMY AND JOB MARKETS POLITICAL ASYLUM
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IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES - DIVERSITY IN POPULATION COMPOSITION - BRAIN DRAIN - POPULATION GROWTH - TWO-TIER IMMIGRATION
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SELECTED POLICIES The Alien Act (up to 1800s) - residence requirements - excluded Native American tribes and Africans - early settlers: English, Norse, German, Danish, Scottish and French, followed by Irish Catholics - contract-labor of Chinese and Japanese (circa 1 830-1 870) - Italian and Eastern European immigration waves (1 830-1 920) The Chinese Exclusionary Act (1 882- 1892) - officially prohibited immigration from China I - extended indefinitely in 1904 - applied to Chinese first and later on to Koreans and Japanese immigration
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- supported by local communities racist campaigns against the "yellow peril" The National Origin Act (1 924-1 965) - a quota system based on the
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Unformatted text preview: doctrine that immigrants from Northwestern European countries should be allowed to come in larger numbers than immigrants from other areas - England, Germany, Scandinavia and Ireland have furnished the most 1 , tt "desirable good American citizens" relative to other European countries - Fostered by racist and Protestant nativist groups whose aim was to purifylstrengthen the American breed The lmmigration and Naturalization Act (1 965-present) - abolished the national-origin quotas - creation of the lmmigration and Naturalization Service - goals: reunification of families, meet employers' demands for labor, favoring of highly skilled workers, and, protection from Communism The Reform of the INA (1986-present) - amnesty to illegal immigrants who can prove 4 or more years of steady employment, financial responsibility, and non-criminal record - residence eligibility to those granted amnesty - prohibited hiring of illegal immigrants...
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