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Unformatted text preview: annual visas from the Western Hemisphere, 170,000 from the Eastern Hemisphere), it exempted immigrants seeking family reunification with American citizens or resident aliens. This greatly increased the “chain migration” of people seeking to join relatives already in the United States and resulted in Asian immigrants becoming the fastest growing ethnic group. Asian immigrants included highly skilled professionals as well as low- skilled, impoverished laborers, many seeking political refuse from countries such as Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. At the same time, desperate economic and political conditions in Mexico and Central America enlarged the flow of legal and illegal immigrants from these areas. As a result of all these factors, millions of new immigrants have come...
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