A Companion to American Immigration by Reed Ueda, Melissa Edris

By Reed Ueda, Melissa Edris

A spouse to American Immigration is an authoritative choice of unique essays via prime students at the significant themes and issues underlying American immigration history.

  • Focuses at the most crucial classes in American Immigration background: the economic Revolution (1820-1930) and the Globalizing period (Cold struggle to the present)
  • Provides an in-depth remedy of imperative issues, together with monetary conditions, acculturation, social mobility, and assimilation
  • Includes an introductory essay via the quantity editor.

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6). 8 million Asians were admitted into the United States as legal immigrants, and over 1 million Asians have been admitted as refugees since 1975 (Zhou and Gatewood 2000, pp. 10–11). In the 1990s, immigrants born in Latin America made up more than half of all immigrants in the United States for the first time (Dinan 2002). Despite such immense changes resulting from the new law, the act itself did not totally overturn all vestiges of the early gatekeeping system. Indeed, the conventional a nation of immigrants and a gatekeeping nation 19 focus on the transformation in immigration patterns after 1965 obscures the significant continuities that persisted in immigration regulation.

The racial concerns both implicitly and explicitly encoded into the Refugee Act and its corresponding resettlement programs help explain the transition between immigration reform in the 1960s and the persistence of a racialized American gatekeeping in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. By the 1970s, scholars have observed that “even liberals questioned refugee policy,” as the “problems” associated with Southeast Asian resettlement were associated with growing concerns about the new immigration from Asia and Latin America (Palumbo-Liu 1999, p.

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