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By Reed Ueda (editor)

ISBN-10: 0631228438

ISBN-13: 9780631228431

A significant other to American Immigration is an authoritative selection of unique essays via major students at the significant issues and topics underlying American immigration history.Focuses at the most vital classes in American Immigration background: the economic Revolution (1820-1930) and the Globalizing period (Cold battle to the present)Provides an in-depth therapy of primary issues, together with financial conditions, acculturation, social mobility, and assimilationIncludes an introductory essay by means of the amount editor.

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Such drastic measures have been justified as part of America’s new war against terrorism, and officials have been careful to assert that the new policies were put in place to target terrorists only. Nevertheless, the effects and consequences of these new policies have already been felt by all immigrants, and, indeed, all Americans. In 2002, Congress passed the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which, among many other things, abolished the Immigration and Naturalization Service and created two new divisions, the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Directorate of Border and Transportation Security (US Department of Homeland Security).

Thus, assimilation – shaped by deep-rooted doubts concerning the assimilability of Asians on the one hand and European immigrant models of “successful” integration on the other – became one major goal of refugee resettlement. ” Such approaches ignored the significant differences between European immigrants of the early twentieth century who came voluntarily and who enjoyed the privileges of whiteness, and post-Vietnam Southeast Asian refugees who not only experienced great wartime trauma and persecution, but who also entered a country adapting to unexpected new immigration and the divisions of the Vietnam War (Palumbo-Liu 1999, p.

42). Secondly, restrictionism became extended to refugee issues. During the crucial years of 1938, when pressure for Jews to leave Nazi Germany intensified, to 1941, when it became impossible for them to leave the country, the US Congress ignored a variety of bills directed at admitting Jewish refugees fleeing Nazism. ” The US State Department went so far as to erect what David Wyman has characterized as “paper walls” to prevent refugees from landing. The most notable case involved the US government’s refusal to let the SS St.

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