A Companion to American Immigration (Blackwell Companions to by Reed Ueda (editor)

By Reed Ueda (editor)

A significant other to American Immigration is an authoritative selection of unique essays via best students at the significant subject matters and issues underlying American immigration history.Focuses at the most vital classes in American Immigration background: the commercial Revolution (1820-1930) and the Globalizing period (Cold struggle to the present)Provides an in-depth therapy of principal issues, together with monetary situations, acculturation, social mobility, and assimilationIncludes an introductory essay by means of the amount editor.

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As the number of Mexicans applying for public relief increased with the economic downturn, local, state, and national officials launched aggressive deportation and repatriation programs during the 1930s. One recent estimate places the number of Mexicans, including American-born children who were returned to Mexico, at 1 million (Balderrama and Rodriguez 1995, p. 122). Furthermore, a 1929 law made it a felony for an alien to enter the country illegally and provided for more severe punishment for immigrants who returned after deportation (45 Stat.

42). Secondly, restrictionism became extended to refugee issues. During the crucial years of 1938, when pressure for Jews to leave Nazi Germany intensified, to 1941, when it became impossible for them to leave the country, the US Congress ignored a variety of bills directed at admitting Jewish refugees fleeing Nazism. ” The US State Department went so far as to erect what David Wyman has characterized as “paper walls” to prevent refugees from landing. The most notable case involved the US government’s refusal to let the SS St.

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