Always has been…
Always WILL be….
No matter how high Stephen Miller, Trump’s anti-immigration assistant tries?
People KEEP coming to this place from other places like they have since America was discovered way back in the day….
The concept of America as a uniquely ‘American’ place is bogus…
Including Miller come from someplace else originally…
And despite the media and Donald Trump?
Most immigrants have NOT come from South of the American border….
While Trump is screaming today the 5,000 possible immigrants from Central America will overrun a country of over 300 MILLION……
People have and will continue to be engine that helps keep America running and Yes….
In the end?
The United States Immigration Policy needs to readjusted by the Congress to be fair and humain….Leaving it at the whim of different Presidents guarantee;]’;s that the policy will see-sea back and forth and people will treated harshly ….
We , as a country should NOT be afraid to embrace the history and way this place renews itself….
The laws should embrace that history and yes work to make sure the people of this country are also safe from those that might come here to harm us…
Two key policies:
- The 1924 national origin quota meant few non-Europeans could come to the U.S. Coupled with the Great Depression and the lead-up to World War II, this contributed to the sharp declines seen from the early 1900s until around 1965, Jeanne Batalova, a senior policy analyst at the Migration Policy Institute, told Axios.
- The quotas were lifted with the 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act — which is largely still the law of the land. This came during the civil rights movement and the Cold War to win over African and Asian nations to capitalism and democracy, according to Batalova.
Where immigrants have come from:
- For most of the 19th and 20th centuries, the vast majority of immigrants came from Western and Northern Europe. The Irish fled famine, the Germans fled political instability, and Italians primarily wanted better economic opportunity.
- The 1965 act ended a program that allowed Mexicans to work on U.S. farms but remain residents of Mexico. That changed the nature of immigration from Mexico and from Central America “to primarily unauthorized,” Batalova says.
- In 1986, the U.S. gave legal status to almost 3 million undocumented immigrants — an overwhelming majority of them from Mexico. These new green card holders could then sponsor additional family members.
- There has been a surge of Central American asylum seekers in the U.S. over the past several years as political chaos, poverty and violence have ravaged many of those nations.
- New laws also opened the door to immigration from Asia — initially from India and Taiwan, and later China.
- Following the Vietnam War, there was an influx of Vietnamese people and other citizens of the region who fled to the U.S. as refugees.
- Most recently, there’s been a wave of immigration from African countries that began in the 1990s and 2000s for a wide variety of economic, political and humanitarian reasons.
The big picture: Nationalist phobias prompted the original immigrant quotas in the U.S…..