Unformatted text preview: o Bring us your poor, your huddled, your tired masses.” o Pulling yourself up by your bootstraps. o Cheap, free labor… -But each wave of immigration has brought out fears… o Unsavory others: Disease, ignorance, poverty. o Loss of American culture (English speaking, protestant, democratic) o Loss of social control: crime and disorder. -US has cycled through open and restrictive immigration regimes. Pro-Immigration Forces Said… -Opportunity for Freedom from Oppression -Opportunity for personal improvements: Learning democratic and capitalist valus. -Enrich American Culture: Melting Pot -Cheap labor too… Changing Immigration Regimes… -Between 1915 and 1965: o Immigration regime was relatively restrictive. Hard to gain access to US. o Quotas for admittance for people from different nations, favored western Europe....
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- Spring '06
- American Politics, young people, restrictive immigration regimes