The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965: A Reference Guide

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Michael C. LeMayauthor

Michael C. LeMay is professor emeritus at California State University, San Bernardino. His many publications include The American Political Party System (ABC-CLIO), which was named a 2017 Choice "Outstanding Academic Title."

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965: A Reference Guide

20200319

ABC-CLIO

Pages 344
Topics ACLU;Bush, George W.;The Crisis of U.S. Border Control;Department of Homeland Security (DHS);Department of Justice (DOJ);Eras of Immigration Since World War II;The Immigration Act of 1990;The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965;The Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986;Kennedy, John F.

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The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965: A Reference Guide

Author(s): LeMay, Michael;
Contributors: LeMay, Michael;
Abstract:

This comprehensive resource explains six eras of immigration law, how and why immigration law has changed, who the major actors and organizations shaping immigration law are, and in what direction immigration law is likely to proceed in the near future.

The United States has the most diverse population of any country in the world and is widely thought of as a nation of immigrants. U.S. immigration has been and continues to be a contentious political, cultural, and social issue. Much of current immigration policy is based on the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, a law advocated by former President John F. Kennedy to establish a preference system of legal immigration. This book provides an authoritative analysis of current U.S. immigration law and the 1965 Act.

It explains the precursor laws to the 1965 Act and their failure to resolve many critical problems, and details how and why the law was passed. It describes and profiles all the major actors and organizations that determine the politics of US immigration policy and details the impact—both foreseen and unanticipated—that the 1965 Act has had on the American economy, culture, demographics, and societal diversity. It offers an objective source for accessing an extensive list of the most important documents, governmental data, and scholarly discourse on U.S. immigration.


  • A timeline highlights key events related to U.S. immigration
  • Chapters discuss the precursors of the 1965 Act, the Act itself, and the evolution of U.S. immigration policy since 1965
  • Profiles of key people and organizations provide fundamental information about the chief creators of the Act
  • Primary source documents help readers understand the creation and significance of the Act
  • A bibliography directs readers to additional sources of information about the Act and U.S. immigration policy

SortTitle: immigration and nationality act of 1965: a reference guide
Keyword(s): ACLU; Bush, George W.; The Crisis of U.S. Border Control; Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Department of Justice (DOJ); Eras of Immigration Since World War II; The Immigration Act of 1990; The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965; The Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986; Kennedy, John F.
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Michael C. LeMayauthor

Michael C. LeMay is professor emeritus at California State University, San Bernardino. His many publications include The American Political Party System (ABC-CLIO), which was named a 2017 Choice "Outstanding Academic Title."

eISBN-13: 9781440868986
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440868979
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 344
Publication Date: 20200319
Series: Guides to Historic Events in America