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Unformatted text preview: nd Asia on student or tourist visas and simply decided to stay. Others came into the U.S. by crossing over the Canadian or Mexican border. Nativism - a political position promoting established inhabitants and opposing newcomers - can run strong in states such as California and Arizona that have absorbed the bulk of these new immigrants. In 1986, the government attempted to address the issue with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. This law extended amnesty for undocumented immigrants under certain conditions but imposed penalties on employers who hired undocumented immigrants. With the economic recession that started in the early 1990s, competition for jobs increased, and since many immigrants (legal as well as illegal) were willing to work for lower wages, anti- immigrant feelings int...
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