Gerlach, David
April 2006
Newsweek;4/10/2006, Vol. 147 Issue 15, p36
The article focuses on the history of immigration policy in the United States, beginning in 1790. Various inadmissibles are discussed from various eras, including the mentally ill, anarchists, Communists, Chinese, Eastern Europeans, and those who could not speak the English language. In 1965, the abolition of national-origin and race-quota systems brought an influx of Asian and Hispanic immigration. In 1986, 2.7 million illegal immigrants were granted amnesty.


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