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By Reed Ueda, Melissa Edris

ISBN-10: 0631228438

ISBN-13: 9780631228431

A better half to American Immigration is an authoritative number of unique essays by way of best students at the significant subject matters and topics underlying American immigration history.

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

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The United States once again [has] demonstrated its concern for the homeless, the defenseless, and the persecuted people who fall victim to tyrannical and oppressive government regimes” (Loescher and Scanlan, pp. 130–43). With its explicit welcome to refugees fleeing communist countries, the new law served America’s Cold War politics, but Congress also hoped to set an example for other nations through its clear compliance with international standards in dealing with refugees. Overall, the act attempted to centralize refugee admissions by ending the executive branch’s power to parole an unlimited number of refugees, and established an annual quota of 50,000 after a transition period.

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. ” As Bill Ong Hing argues, the “same drive to control the work, the location, and even the families of Asian Americans” that originated during the Chinese exclusion era also informed admissions law and policy on Southeast Asian refugees (Hing 1993, pp.

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