By Reed Ueda, Melissa Edris
A better half to American Immigration is an authoritative choice of unique essays by way of prime students at the significant themes and subject matters underlying American immigration history.
- Focuses at the most vital classes in American Immigration background: the economic Revolution (1820-1930) and the Globalizing period (Cold warfare to the present)
- Provides an in-depth remedy of vital subject matters, together with financial conditions, acculturation, social mobility, and assimilation
- Includes an introductory essay through the quantity editor.
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This emphasis on America’s newfound identity as a “nation of immigrants” was rooted in the European immigrant paradigm. It signaled the total integration of pre-1924 European immigrants into the nation and became a 20 erika lee metaphor for the success of European immigrant assimilation and boot-strap upward mobility (Trucio-Haynes 1997, pp. 374, 387). The 1965 act sought to encourage European immigration and maintain the racial and ethnic homogeneity achieved under the older 1924 quota system through the new family reunification preference category.
In fact, the number of Vietnamese refugees admitted fell so sharply that, in 1997, a number of Vietnamese citizens charged the US government with discrimination in visa processing under the Refugee Act (Hing 2002, p. 128; K. Johnson 1998, p. 1134; Gee 2001, p. 579). An analysis of how refugee resettlement actually worked in practice demonstrates American gatekeeping at work and also supports the argument that the country’s refugee policies were designed around racialized understandings of refugees as well as a desire to manage and monitor this particular population.