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Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 : Legislating a New America (Hardcover)
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Along with the civil rights and voting rights acts, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 is one of the most important bills of the civil rights era. The Act's political, legal, and demographic impact continues to be felt, yet its legacy is controversial. The 1965 Act was groundbreaking in eliminating the white America immigration policy in place since 1790, ending Asian exclusion, and limiting discrimination against Eastern European Catholics and Jews. At the same time, the Act discriminated against gay men and lesbians, tied refugee status to Cold War political interests, and shattered traditional patterns of Mexican migration, setting the stage for current immigration politics. Drawing from studies in law, political science, anthropology, and economics, this book will be an essential tool for any scholar or student interested in immigration law.
Number of Pages: 387
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Political Freedom + Security / Civil Rights, Constitutional, Emigration + Immigration
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Street Date: October 31, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-0021
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