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By Reed Ueda, Melissa Edris

A better half to American Immigration is an authoritative number of unique essays by way of top students at the significant subject matters and subject matters underlying American immigration history.

  • Focuses at the most vital classes in American Immigration background: the economic Revolution (1820-1930) and the Globalizing period (Cold struggle to the present)
  • Provides an in-depth therapy of principal topics, together with fiscal conditions, acculturation, social mobility, and assimilation
  • Includes an introductory essay by means of the amount editor.

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During the crucial years of 1938, when pressure for Jews to leave Nazi Germany intensified, to 1941, when it became impossible for them to leave the country, the US Congress ignored a variety of bills directed at admitting Jewish refugees fleeing Nazism. ” The US State Department went so far as to erect what David Wyman has characterized as “paper walls” to prevent refugees from landing. The most notable case involved the US government’s refusal to let the SS St. Louis, carrying 937 Jews, from docking in Miami, Florida.

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127). Rhetoric surrounding the actual passage of the Refugee Act, however, largely ignored concerns that hinted at this unsavory restrictionist mood. Instead, the act was characterized by remarkable political consensus from both the left and the right in the United States. Co-sponsored by Senators Edward Kennedy and Strom Thurmond, the bill was hailed by lawmakers as further evidence of the nation’s egalitarian and humanitarian policy towards immigrants and refugees. Congressman Peter Rodino defined the Refugee Act as “one of the most important pieces of humanitarian legislation ever enacted by a US Congress.

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