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Unformatted text preview: 11-1-10Immigration Law and Policy1980-2000I.The World in 1980A. There are about 5.4 billion people in the world, 230 million in the united States-About 2.5 billion people lived at or near abject poverty-An age of mass migration-Political disasters, ecological disasters, and wage disparities-Communication was vastly expandingII. The United States in 1980A. Compassion Fatigue-Questions about the limits of American power and prestige after Vietnam; the Iranian revolution in April 1979-Questions about the limits of American domestic and foreign policyB. The election of Ronald Reagan in 1980-Government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problemIII. Revisiting the Refugee Act of 1980A. The crisis in Southeast Asia, Central America, Cuba, Haiti, Eastern Europe, and Europe-President Jimmy Carter, Senator Edward Kennedy, and Senator Alan Simpson-Defining refugee: A person with a well-founded fear of persecutionIV.Implementing the Refugee ActA. Favoring persons fleeing communist countries-Cuba, the Soviet Union, China and Vietnam; eventually NicaraguaB. The awkward position of allies of the United States-South Korea, the Philippines, El Salvador, and HaitiC. Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986-Punishing and fining American employers from hiring undocumented aliens-Legalizing undocumented aliens who had been in the U.S. since January 1982V. Immigration ReformA. Original Estimate was that about 700,000 to 1 millions people would be eligible for legalization; about 3 million people eventually adjusted under the ActB. The unpopularity of employer sanctions-A new federal police, and the INS raid-Private enforcementVI.Immigration PoliticsA. Fundamental changes to economy and society in the United States in the A....
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