Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 1 decade ago

Has Immigration ever been closed to America?

Has Immigration ever been closed to America?

Should it be closed now stopped?

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Immigration was very low for decades until 1965 when Senator Ted Kennedy and other past an immigration reform bill that was not suppossesd to change the ethnic balance of our nation. Boy, did he lie! President Eisenhower forcibly removed hundreds of thousands of Mexicans who had invaded our country in the 1950's; it was called "Operation *******." I did not make that up. We sure could use a president like Ike now!

    The Immigration Act of 1965

    History will record that the Immigration Act of 1965 did more to change America than the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which simply imposed on the South anti-discrimination laws other states had already adopted. But the Immigration act of 1965 was stealth law, it results the very opposite of what its champion had promised. As Robert F. Kennedy wrote in his introduction to A Nation of Immigrants, of “The number of people who wish to come here today is much smaller than it was in the 19th century.” Senator Edward Kennedy, the chairman of the subcommittee that conducted the hearing on the immigration bill, pledged:

    Our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same…Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset…Contrary to the charges in some quarters, S. 500 will not inundate

    America with immigrants from any other country or area, or the most populated and economically deprived nations of Africa and Asia…

    Teddy Kennedy was assuring a nation that, in a Harris Poll in 1965, had stated by a majority of two to one that it did not want to ease the immigration laws. What happened? As Dean Steven Gillon of the Honors College at Oklahoma University told a 2006 gathering of the American Immigration

    Control Foundation:

    “The US added at least 40 million immigrants after 1965. Before 1965, 95 percent came from Europe. After 1965, 95 percent came from the Third World. The 1965 act has transformed American society and had consequences exactly the opposite of what we were promised.”

    The 1965 Celler-Hart bill was the greatest bait-and-switch in history. Americans were promised one result, and got the opposite result that they had been promised would not happen. They were misled. They were deceived. They were swindled. They were told immigration levels would remain roughly the same and the ethnic composition of their country would not change. What they got was a Third World invasion that is converting America into another country.

    Source(s): State of Emergency by Patrick Buchanan also read Death of the West by Patrick Buchanan
  • DAR
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    You mean have other countries refused to accept us? Pretty much everyone picks those of us it will let live there and those it wont, just as we do to foreigners. China and Russia might have been difficult some years back, but I visited Russia 'behind the Iron curtain', so it wasn't impossible.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think it was closed to Jews in the 1930's, and Chinese in the early 1900's.

  • 1 decade ago

    Never to legals but yes to illegals

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  • no it has nor will it ever be ?that at had when enough enough

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