Wednesday, October 3, 2018
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 brought the civil rights revolution to immigration law. Andrew Glass on Politico reminds us that, on this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the law and abolished the discriminatory national origins quotas system. "For the first time, it welcomed immigrants from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America."
Jack Chin and Rose Villazor's book of essays on the 1965 Act upon its 50th anniversary analyzes the 1965 act from a variety of perspectives.