Immigration Act of 1965

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What Immigration Is All About!

It was really just a group of amendments to the existing Immigration. The Act of 1965 was known as the Hart-Celler Act. It helped shape the American Immigration & continued beyond it. They also have accomplishments of 1965 which were Medicare & Medicaid which go along with the voting rights act. As soon as these immigrants became U.S. citizens, as unprecedented numbers of them did in the minimum five-year waiting period. Growing numbers of Latin Americans and Asians had been coming to the United States since World War II. After the 1965 act went into effect, this kind of chain migration, in which related immigrants follow one another to keep the chain going on.

Did This Benefit Society?

It abolished the national-origin quotas that had been in place in the United States since the Immigration Act of 1924. Immigrants were to be admitted by their skills and professions rather than by their nationality. It leveled the immigration playing field, giving a nearly equal shot to newcomers from every corner of the world. The Act also began the rejuvenation of the Asian American community in the US by abolishing the strict quotas that had restricted immigration from Asia since 1882. Increased numbers of Asian immigrants then began arriving to revitalize the older community. President Lyndon Johnson signed a bill that has dramatically changed the method by which immigrants are admitted to America. All These changes also change the face of America in the progress.