Immigration Act, presented as symbolic, changed nation
Oct 3, 2015 4:43 PM -
"Historic patterns of immigration had always been from Europe," said Erika Lee, a professor of immigration history at the University of Minnesota. "They were thinking this builds on those patterns." However, immigrants from places like Asia and Latin America came to the U.S. as well. They also made use of the family preferences to bring over their parents, children and siblings. According to a report by the Pew Research Center, 59 million people have come to the U.S. since 1965, just over half from Latin America and a quarter from Asia.