Who Should America Welcome?

Moore, Stephen
July 1990
Society;Jul/Aug90, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p55
Academic Journal
This article discusses issues concerning the changes in the legal immigration system in the U.S. as of July 1990. In July 1989, the U.S. Senate passed The Immigration Act of 1989 bill that would increase the number of foreign-born admitted to the country each year and place a greater emphasis on their skill and education levels as a condition of entry. Few issues are of such long-term consequence to the country as deciding how many immigrants to welcome, and where they should come from. Immigrants and their children will profoundly influence U.S. economically, demographically, and culturally well into the next century, just as previous waves of immigrants have distinctly shaped the country in this century.


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