Arnesen, Eric
April 2006
Cobblestone;Apr2006, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p26
This article looks at issues surrounding the passage of the U.S. immigration law known as the National Origins Act. During the late 19th century, the increasing numbers of immigrants in the U.S. came from Italy, Russia, Poland, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Believing that the U.S. way of life was affected by the increasing number of immigrants, Protestant nativists formed associations, such as the Immigration Restriction League, to limit the entry of these newcomers to the U.S. The provisions of the law are detailed.


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