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By Reed Ueda, Melissa Edris

A significant other to American Immigration is an authoritative number of unique essays via major students at the significant themes and topics underlying American immigration history.

  • Focuses at the most crucial classes in American Immigration historical past: the economic Revolution (1820-1930) and the Globalizing period (Cold conflict to the present)
  • Provides an in-depth therapy of crucial topics, together with fiscal situations, acculturation, social mobility, and assimilation
  • Includes an introductory essay through the quantity editor.

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246; Loescher and Scanlan 1986, pp. 209–11). American anxiety related to refugee resettlement first helped to fuel the political debate surrounding illegal immigration from Mexico. Caused in part by the Western Hemispheric caps in the 1965 act, illegal immigration from Mexico increased, beginning in the 1970s. Apprehensions of undocumented immigrants steadily rose from 500,000 in 1970 to nearly 1 million seven years later (Gutiérrez 1998, p. 188). In the midst of a deep national recession, alarmists talked of the “loss of control” over the country’s borders, and their rhetoric reflected a larger anxiety and fear about the unprecedented demographic racial and ethnic changes brought on by the new post1965 immigration.

The US Border Patrol arrested approximately one million individuals along the US–Mexico border in the year 2000 alone. In contrast, only 11,000 people were arrested for illegally crossing the US–Canada border (National Post, November 7, 2001). With such efforts resulting in the militarization of the US–Mexico border, no other area of immigration control has so literally embodied American gatekeeping in the contemporary period. In the wake of the terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001, the core components of American gatekeeping and immigration law were pushed to the very forefront of US and international policy.

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