Film, Video The Struggle for Fairness: National Origin Quotas and the Immigration Act of 1965

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Title
The Struggle for Fairness: National Origin Quotas and the Immigration Act of 1965
Summary
On the 50th anniversary of Immigration Amendments Act of 1965, Ruth Wasem discusses the history of the legislative drive to end race- and nationality-based immigration, from World War II to the passage of the Act, and the importance of the effort in defining the nation that America is today. Following the lecture, two distinguished scholars of immigration, Susan F. Martin and Marta Tienda, provide commentary and discussion.
Event Date
October 08, 2015
Notes
-  Ruth Wasem is Kluge Staff Fellow and a domestic policy specialist in the Library's Congressional Research Service.
-  Susan F. Martin is Donald G. Herzberg professor of international migration and director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University.
-  Marta Tienda is Morris P. During Professor in demographic studies, professor of sociology and public affairs, and director of the program in Latino studies at Princeton University.
Related Resources
John W. Kluge Center: http://www.loc.gov/kluge/
Running Time
1 hours, 27 minutes, 17 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video
online text

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