The Hart Cellar Act Established A Ceiling Of 120000 Immigrants For The Western Hemisphere

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The demographics in the post 1965 era was not limited on the number of immigrants that could admitted in the United States from any country in the Western Hemisphere. The Hart-Cellar Act established a ceiling of 120,000 immigrant visas for the Western Hemisphere. The amount of 20,000 immigrants from Mexico was unrealistic in the 1960s. The number of immigrants was dramatic because there was not that many strict laws as now. During the 1960s it was a lot easier to receive a visa, so the amount of undocumented immigrants were lower and the amount of documented immigrants was higher. Many of laws that are created now were non-existed back then. A refugee is a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. Many people who are forced out of their country are trying to find a new home. A person who is not a refugee is someone who is not trying to escape somewhere. An undocumented immigrants or illegal aliens, live, work, and study in the United States; yet, most have no prospects for legalization under current laws. They are confined to living in the shadows and remain ineligible for citizenship in the land they have made their home (Boza 295). Documented immigrants are those who entered the United States with an immigrant visa or have adjusted status to a lawful permanent resident, which is a Green Card holder.
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