By Reed Ueda (editor)
A spouse to American Immigration is an authoritative choice of unique essays through prime students at the significant subject matters and subject matters underlying American immigration history.Focuses at the most vital classes in American Immigration historical past: the commercial Revolution (1820-1930) and the Globalizing period (Cold struggle to the present)Provides an in-depth therapy of primary subject matters, together with fiscal conditions, acculturation, social mobility, and assimilationIncludes an introductory essay by way of the quantity editor.
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The act also incorporated the United Nations definition of “refugee” as a person who had a “well-founded fear of persecution” owing to race, religion, nationality, or membership in a social group or political movement. Finally, the act allowed for the admission of asylees – refugees who are already in the United States and are applying for entry and permanent residence (Hing 1993, p. 127; Parish 1992, pp. 923–4; Reimers 1985, p. 197). Despite the humanitarian language surrounding the act, in practice, the Refugee Act resulted in a significant decline in the number of Southeast Asian refugees admitted.
Great Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Australia, and others have all begun to wrestle with the same types of questions and methods of immigration control that the United States has considered for over 125 years. European nations are currently grappling with the challenge of integrating the foreign laborers they had primarily perceived as temporary “guests” in their countries, but who have unexpectedly decided to stay and raise families. The need for labor in Japan has caused that country to increasingly rely upon foreign labor from Latin America (mostly ethnic Japanese), Korea, and other countries.
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