Racism And Nativism In Immigration Policy

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Chapter three "Racism and Nativism in Immigration Policy" plainly outlined the evolution in immigration and deportation policy from the 1800 's to the 21st century. There were two specific policies that stood out to me, deep rooted in nativism and racism "Operation Wetback" and "Oriental Exclusion Act." First the Oriental Exclusion Act, which "expanded the Chinese Exclusion Act and prohibited most immigration from Asia." During the Great Depression, many Americans including the politicians were not open to immigrants coming to America. There was economic fear and anxiety and a limited number of resources to be dispersed. This was not a welcoming time for immigrants of Asian descent. This act also furthered the stance of limiting diversity and
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