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Unformatted text preview: f. Attempts to Reform Immigration Laws (1979-1990s) i. Antagonism against new Asian immigrants for example became increasingly violent in 1970s and 1980s ii. Tensions between black snd Asians seem to be a matter of economics iii. In 1986, by passing the IMMigration Reform and Control Act the law imposed sanctions against employers to prevent hiring of illegal aliens 1. Proof of citizenship had to be shown to employers 2. It also provided amnesty for illegalaliens who arrived in the US before January 1, 1982 iv. Congress passed the Immigration Law of 1990 1. The law increased the number of legal immigrants by 35% to enter the US each year 2. It reserved 140,000 places for people with special job skills 3. It also set aside 48,000 places annually for individuals from 35 countries that had sent almost no immigrants to the United Srares in the lat 2 decades...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course AS AM 1 taught by Professor Zhao during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.
- Fall '08