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Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 - f Attempts to...

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I. Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 a. Preident Lundon Johnson proposed this legislation because of pressures from many Americans to reform US immigration policies b. It ordered elimination of the national origins quota system in favor of a worldwide quota blind to national origin c. Immigration was redistributed by pooling unused quotas and making them available on a first- come, first-served basis d. The new law establiushed an admissions system with four ranks of preference i. Persons whose special skills would be especially advantageous in the US ii. Unmarried adult children of American citizens iii. Spouses and unmarried children of aliens living permanently living in the US iv. Other relatives of persons living in the US and workers with lesser skills who could fill special labor needs v. It greatly increased immigration from Southern Europe and Asia e. Persisiting Problems i. By 1979, a consensus had emerged about the need to reform refugee policy ii. From then on, 50m000 refugees would be accepted annually
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Unformatted text preview: f. Attempts to Reform Immigration Laws (1979-1990’s) i. Antagonism against new Asian immigrants for example became increasingly violent in 1970’s and 1980’s 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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