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By Reed Ueda (editor)

ISBN-10: 0631228438

ISBN-13: 9780631228431

A significant other to American Immigration is an authoritative selection of unique essays by means of best students at the significant issues and topics underlying American immigration history.Focuses at the most crucial classes in American Immigration historical past: the economic Revolution (1820-1930) and the Globalizing period (Cold battle to the present)Provides an in-depth remedy of critical issues, together with monetary conditions, acculturation, social mobility, and assimilationIncludes an introductory essay via the quantity editor.

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This reduction has had long-standing consequences. The waiting list for applications of Mexican citizens who qualify for immigration as the brothers and sisters of adult citizens under the 1965 act was recently calculated as taking as long as nine years. Applications of those who filed their papers to come to the United States in March of 1989 were only being processed in March of 1998 (K. Johnson 1998, p. 1134). Lawmakers also dealt with Asian immigration very cautiously. The 1952 act had abolished the Asia–Pacific Triangle, which excluded all immigrants from this manufactured geographic region, but the action was viewed as a symbolic end to discrimination only.

Critics who charged that the new law did not go far enough argued that such “reforms” were not reforms at all, but rather maintained the status quo, just under a different system and with the appearance of non-discrimination (Reimers 1985, p. 76). At the same time that European immigrants were described in celebratory terms, concerns about an increase in immigration from Asian, Latin American, and African countries persisted, revealing continued anxiety about large increases in the admission of immigrants of color.

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