SOCI 2820 Notes

SOCI 2820 Notes - 27October2009 Immigration to the U.S. I....

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27 October 2009 Immigration to the U.S. I. Immigrants from Europe as Percent of Total a. 1941-1950 60% b. 1951-1960 53% c. 1961-1970 34% d. 1971-1980 18% e. 1981-1990 10% f. 1991-1996 14% g. By 2050, U.S. will be 50% non-white II. Changing demographics a. In 1960, Blacks, Asians, Latinos, and Native Americans comprised 15.2% of the total population b. In 1998 they comprised 28.5% of the total population c. Latino population has nearly tripled d. Asian population increased by 6X III. Top Ten Immigrant Sending Countries a. Mexico 89,932 b. Philippines 50,984 c. Vietnam 42,752 d. D.R. 38,512 e. China 35,512 f. India 34,748 g. Cuba 17,937 h. Ukraine 17,432 i. Jamaica 16,398 j. Korea 16,047 k. All are non-European except for Ukraine IV. Percent of Foreign Born Population in 2000 a. Majority Latin Americans b. All data are of documented immigrants c. Estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. V. IRCA a. Immigrant Reform and Control Act, 1986 i. Prohibits employment of undocumented immigrants ii. Led to increased discrimination iii. Fed the fear of a “takeover” VI. Push-Pull Model a. Push Factors i. Population increases ii. Economic deprivation iii. Religious repression
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