Immigration And Nationality Act Of 1965 Case Study
When the new couple kissed, guests gently tapped the cup with chopsticks to congratulate. The bridge was Hong Feng, working in a tailor shop, the bridegroom was Lili Tian, 28 years old, a chef in a restaurant. When the fingers of bridge rested on the shoulder of bridegroom and their lips touched each other, over 200 guests cheered.
In the one of the biggest Chinese restaurants in manhattan, there were another three more weddings were in process, accompanied by cheers from their families and friends. The shelf slowly pushed by waiters were loaded with vairous kinds of chinese food. everything was in red, including the dress of bridge, carpet in restaurant, table cloth and other decorations. For chinese, red traditionally symbolized …show more content…
Two aspects are specially focused on: demographics changes and real estate development.
This paper is intended to identify the influence of immigration and nationality act of 1965 on Chinatown. This paper lays emphasize on the demographics and real estate aspects. Contrasts and figures will be used in large amount to illustrate the impact.
1. The immigration and nationality act of 1965
The immigration and nationality act of 1965, which is also known as the Hart-Celler Act, is one of the most influential immigration act in the American history. Several important changes in the act could be summarized as the following:
The national origins quota system, which was adapted for more than four decades, was finally abolished and replaced by a new preference system, which values capability and skills of immigrants, as well as family reunion, with the policy of “first come, first served”;
Immigrants from eastern hemisphere per year are no more than 170,000 in total and 20,000 per country;
Immigrants who are spouse or children of American citizen, or parents of American citizen over twenty-one years old, are not restricted by the above-mentioned …show more content…
As a matter of fact, they have two different assessments. Some argue that the 1965 Act gets rid of the specter of racism in US immigration legislation and marks that the implement fundamental change since 1948 "Displaced Persons Act" reaches its peak. The 1965 Act takes "non-discriminatory" policy to other countries and breaks the national source-based migration patterns, reopening the door for immigrants from different coastal . While others hold the opinion that 1965 Immigration Act does not meet the national interests: on the one hand, the priority provisions of family reunification make the nepotism of shield relatives became the dominant force in attracting immigration legal system; on the other hand, the Immigration Act 1965 replace past racial with education discrimination .
The immigration and Nationality act of 1965 is an important turning point in American immigration history. It completes the transition from the national origins quota system to the global quota system. It also marks that Asian immigration policy has been gradually perfected under the framework of American immigration system.
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