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The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965: A Reference Guide, 1st Edition

  • Michael C. LeMay California State University San Bernardino, Emeritus
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  • ISBN-10: 1440868980
  • ISBN-13: 9781440868986
  • DDC: 342.7308
  • 344 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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About

Overview

The United States has the most diverse population of any country in the world and is widely thought of as a nation of immigrants. U.S. immigration has been and continues to be a contentious political, cultural, and social issue. Much of current immigration policy is based on the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, a law advocated by former President John F. Kennedy to establish a preference system of legal immigration. This book provides an authoritative analysis of current U.S. immigration law, the 1965 Act, its precursor laws, their failure to resolve many critical problems, and how and why the law was passed. It describes and profiles all the major actors and organizations that determine the politics of US immigration policy and details the impact-both foreseen and unanticipated-that the 1965 Act has had on the economy, culture, demographics, and societal diversity. Also lists the most important documents, governmental data, and scholarly discourse on U.S. immigration.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael C. LeMay

Michael LeMay is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at California State University-San Bernardino. He received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota (1971). Before teaching at CSUSB he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he served as Assistant Director of the Institute for Governmental Affairs. He was also Professor and Chair of the Department at the Frostburg State University in Maryland. Of his many publications, his ten political science books include four that are related to his area of special expertise--United States immigration policy. He is published in such journals as American Politics Quarterly, National Civic Review, International Migration Review, Social Science Quarterly, Southeastern Political Review, Journal of American Ethnic History, and Teaching Political Science. He is author of 11 books, including several relating to immigration policy and to minority group politics: THE STRUGGLE FOR INFLUENCE (1985, University Press of America); OPEN DOOR TO DUTCH DOOR (1987, Praeger Press); THE GATEKEEPERS (1989, Praeger Press); ANATOMY OF A PUBLIC POLICY (1994, Praeger Press); GATEWAYS TO AMERICAN IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY (eds. with Elliott Barkan, 1999, Greenwood Press); THE PERENNIAL STRUGGLE (2004, Prentice-Hall), PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (2006, Wadsworth Publishing), and U.S. IMMIGRATION: A REFERENCE HANDBOOK (2004: ABC-CLIO). He has served as a consultant to the Office of Personnel, City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and to numerous city and county agencies in Wisconsin.