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Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

I'm Suing Trump But Am Not Calling This A 'Constitutional Crisis' -- Yet

Erwin Chemerinsky | Posted 02.01.2017 | World
Erwin Chemerinsky

Although I am deeply disturbed by President Donald Trump’s disregard for the Constitution in his first days in office, I am hesitant to join those w...

A Tutorial for Nikki Haley About America's History of "Racial" Policies

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Unfortunately, Trump's perverse proposals fit "right" in with the racist immigration history of the United States. So in the service of education, I offer Nikki Haley the following tutorial focusing on issues of "race" in our immigration and naturalization policies.

Huddled Masses: Public Opinion & the 1965 US Immigration Act

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

The landmark U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which shifted the criteria for admission of immigrants from a system of country quotas to the prioritization of family reunification and occupational skills, is now fifty years old.

Immigration Laws as Official 'Racial' Policy

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Politicians and most other residents of the United States alike, from every rung along the full political spectrum, generally agree on one issue: Our immigration system is severely broken and needs fixing.

Immigration Policy and Racism

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

These racially- and ethnically-charged representations of minoritized people perpetuate a long and dishonorable tradition of preventing "the huddled masses to breathe free."