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Here's What the World Looked Like During the Last Major Immigration Overhaul in 1965


Added 05-21-19 06:45:02pm EST - “The immigration policies themselves have not been majorly changed since October 1965. But how much else has changed?” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Here's What the World Looked Like During the Last Major Immigration Overhaul in 1965”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Manuel Balce Ceneta / APPresident Donald Trump speaks about modernizing the immigration system in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Washington. (Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP)

On May 16, 2019, President Donald Trump announced his plan to reform the immigration admission system that proposes higher security at our borders as well as a larger emphasis on merit-based admission.

“America’s last major overhaul of our legal admissions policy was 54 years ago,” he said, referring to the Immigration and Naturalization Act. “So a major update — and that’s what this is: merit system and a heart system — is long overdue.”

The Immigration and Naturalization Act, also known as the Hart-Celler Act, was passed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on Oct. 3, 1965.

The act ended the national origins quota introduced in 1924, which only accepted two percent of people of each nationality into the United States based on the 1890 national census; the Immigration Act of 1924 also completely excluded Asian immigrants.

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