Lecture 9 - immigration

Lecture 9 - immigration - Lecture9Immigration 21:05 ....

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Lecture 9 - Immigration 21:05 There were no immigration laws until 1882.  Then there were immigration laws for  all of those in asia and Europe. Against Asians first 1965 immigration act 170,000 each from eastern and western hemisphere no more than 20,000 per country Why pass the 1965 immigration act that abolished the national origin quotas? Civil rights movement Vietnam war Global leader Brain drain o Cold war o Medicare o Needed scientists to immigrate to the US in order to beat the soviets Expected more European immigrants Underestimated the power of chain migration – pyramid effect Contemporary Immigrants compared to SE First difference o They are not white Second difference o Concentration o immigrant families in central cities for todays immigrants. Third difference
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o Opportunities for intergenerational mobility has become sparse 4 capitals that immigrants bring human capitol o education and skills financial capital o money cultural capital language, cultural familiarity social capital o networks (mainstream or ethnic networks) capital is something that you can turn into money Contexts of Reception Policies of the receiving government o Exclusion, passive acceptance, and active encouragement (Selective  refugee groups) Conditions of the host labor market o Demands for specific kinds of labor o Positive or negative typifies Characteristics of their own ethnic communities o Manual laborers or professionals HOW AN IMMIGRANT IS RECEIVED DETERMINES HOW WELL HE OR SHE  WILL DO IN THE US Usually American born second generation children do better then their foreign  born parents except for Filipinos 
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