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The Great Depression
More people left the country then came
People lost jobs and homes
People left US
What did the US do as a gesture of appreciation towards the Chinese?
They repealed Exclusion Act of 1943, allowing Chinese to become citizens
Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952
No racial restrictions for entering or exiting country which caused a domino effect
Stopped spread of communism in Eastern Europe
Gave more leeway with deporting people
Allowed relatives to be "non quota"
Congress eliminated Nation Origin system
Tied admission to family, skills and refugee status
Immigration Act allowed to bring family
What did the Immigration Act 1965 look at?
Family members here?
Skills the US needs?
Can you get refugee status?
One family member came at a time
Relatives brought relatives to US
Capped at 290,000
Refugee Act of 1980
Removed refugees from the preference categories and established clear procedures for admission
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