Unguarded gates : a history of America's immigration crisis /

Main Author: Graham, Otis L.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2004.
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Table of Contents:
  • PART I: IMMIGRATION ISSUES FROM THE FOUNDERS TO THE CREATION OF A SYSTEM OF LIMITATION: Nation of the native born unready for the great wave
  • Immigration reform: beginnings of national policy
  • Great wave and the search for national policy
  • Labeling of reformers
  • In search of national immigration policy
  • Reform comes: new system for choosing and limiting America's immigrants
  • PART II: BENEFITS AND EROSION OF THE NATIONAL ORIGINS SYSTEM: Immigration restriction: results and reflections
  • Reform of the reform? Gate-widening counterattack quietly begins
  • Forties and Fifties: regulated immigration: popular, and under global pressure
  • PART III: SECOND GREAT WAVE AND THE RETURN OF MASS IMMIGRATION: Immigration reform again: road to the 1965 Immigration Act
  • Mass immigration builds momentum: refugees unlimited
  • Illegal immigration; "Peaceful invasion" and policy ineptitude
  • Case for restriction: economics
  • Case for restriction: concerns over national cohesion
  • Case for restriction: immigration's population-environment connection
  • PART IV: STRANGE POLITICS OF POROUS BORDERS: PRESENT AND FUTURE: Politics of immigration: the 1990s
  • September 11: a turning point?
  • Our mass immigration era: how can this be?
  • Dogmas of the past.