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United States Immigration Policy: The 1965 Act and its Consequences

Hatton, Timothy


The United States Immigration Act of 1965 was followed by a steep upward trend in total immigration, and by a dramatic shift in the source-country composition away from Europe and towards Asia and Latin America. In this paper I ask if and how the 1965 Act generated these unanticipated consequences. The result was partly because of the pre-existing legislation and partly because of the admission of immigrants outside the terms of the Act. However, much of it was a result of the Act itself, and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Economics
DOI: 10.1111/sjoe.12094


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