Thursday, October 22, 2015

Immigration Article of the Day: Hart-Cellar and the Effects on African American and Immigrant Incorporation by Christina M Greer

Hart-Cellar and the Effects on African American and Immigrant Incorporation by Christina M Greer, Fordham University October 6, 2015

Abstract: It has been exactly fifty years since the passage of the Hart-Cellar Immigration Act of 1965. This act opened the proverbial gates for increased immigration opportunities for individuals from far and wide, including the Caribbean and African continent. So what have been the effects of the 1965 Immigration Act on Black ethnic inclusion, incorporation, and ideas pertaining to citizenship and expanding civil rights and liberties? As the growing waves of voluntary Black immigrants sought a new life and economic advancement in the U.S., how did their growing numbers affect the ways in which Black Americans conceptualized their citizenship statuses. This paper explores the effects of the 1965 Immigration Act in conjunction with the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act on Blacks in America, both old and new. Chronicling the growing numbers of Black voluntary immigrants and the increased Black diversity across the U.S., we find that the 1965 Immigration forever changed the way Blacks saw themselves and their ethnic counterparts in an increasingly diverse Black ethnic space.

KJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2015/10/immigration-article-of-the-day--9.html

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