By Reed Ueda (editor)

A spouse to American Immigration is an authoritative selection of unique essays via prime students at the significant themes and subject matters underlying American immigration history.Focuses at the most vital classes in American Immigration heritage: the commercial Revolution (1820-1930) and the Globalizing period (Cold conflict to the present)Provides an in-depth therapy of principal topics, together with monetary conditions, acculturation, social mobility, and assimilationIncludes an introductory essay via the amount editor.

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Annual quotas for many nations were never filled from 1930 through the end of World War II, when less than 700,000 immigrants entered the country. The rate of return migration was greater during these years than new migration (Ueda 1994, p. 32). Nativists also renewed their calls for the restriction and deportation of immigrants during this decade, most notably Filipinos and Mexicans (Divine 1957, p. 60; Melendy 1976, pp. 115–16, 119–25). 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.

As a result, the authors posit that immigration policies are at a point of convergence. Among the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, and Japan, there is increasing similarity and cooperation in relation to the policy instruments used to control immigration, especially illegal immigration, and refugee admissions and to integrate those foreigners and their descendants already resident in each country. Public reaction to immigration in one country can directly affect public reaction in another as well (Cornelius, Martin, and Hollifield 1994, pp.

As US colonial subjects, both Puerto Ricans and Filipinos were exempted from the 1920s immigration restrictions that affected most other immigrant groups. Puerto Ricans entered the country as US citizens. Filipinos were considered “American nationals,” a direct result of what Mae Ngai calls “imported colonialism” (Ngai 2004, pp. 13, 91–166). Directly related to this increase in non-quota immigrants, temporary workers, American nationals and citizens was a significant increase in illegal immigration, which Ngai argues posed new legal and political problems.

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