Response Paper #3
The Immigration Act of 1965 greatly changed the way immigrants were selected and allowed to enter the United States. Before, 1965 there was a national quota system that discriminated against immigrants from certain parts of the world. Therefore, the United States only allowed immigrants that would be compatible with the culture of the United States. This prevented immigrants from certain ethnic and racial backgrounds from entering the United States. It was not until the Civil Rights movement and desegregation that immigration policy in the US was changed.
Previously, the national origins quota system prevented certain immigrants who were deemed as undesirable from entering the United States. In “The Liberal Critique and Reform