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By Reed Ueda, Melissa Edris

A better half to American Immigration is an authoritative number of unique essays by way of prime students at the significant themes and issues underlying American immigration history.

  • Focuses at the most crucial classes in American Immigration historical past: the commercial Revolution (1820-1930) and the Globalizing period (Cold battle to the present)
  • Provides an in-depth remedy of imperative issues, together with financial situations, acculturation, social mobility, and assimilation
  • Includes an introductory essay via the amount editor.

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In comparison with other immigrant or refugee populations, Southeast Asians were the most dispersely settled group (Palumbo-Liu 1999, p. 239; Rumbaut 2000, p. 183). Self-sufficiency – informed by fears that refugees, like African Americans and other minorities, would become dependent upon welfare – became the other primary goal in refugee resettlement programs. Over the course of the 1980s, news reports of Southeast Asian refugees making “exemplary use of the welfare system,” increased anxieties that they were failing to assimilate.

Ix–xi, 77–83). Following Kennedy’s assassination, President Lyndon B. ” Enacted as part of the Johnson administration’s larger civil rights agenda, the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act abolished the national origins quotas and created a new set of preference categories based on family reunification and professional skills (Immigration and Nationality Act (79 Stat. 911); King 2000, p. 243; Reimers 1985, p. 81). Cloaked in the rhetoric of liberal and civil rights reform, the 1965 act has been portrayed as representing a “high-water mark in a national consensus of egalitarianism” and a “reassertion and return to the nation’s liberal tradition in immigration” (Daniels 1990, p.

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