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Early Cold War Immigration Policy Exclusiveness and inclusiveness that we saw during WWII we see in the Early Years of the Cold War 1 Bracero Program a Began during WWII in 1942 and began in 1964 b Mexican nationals to come to the United States i 45 million legal Mexican nationals came temporarily to work c Exclusive i Never considered potential US citizens ii Migrants with no pathway to citizenship were very vulnerable to discrimination and exploitation today d Paid very little bad living and working conditions could not unionize e Reinforced the stereotype of Mexicans being quottrespassorsquot 2 Refugee Policy a Quota system from 1924 kept the US from accepting refugees i Some countries had waiting lists that were decades long b Americans accepted or actively approved this i Wanted to stop communism from spreading around the world c Jewish organizations in the US wanted to save the Jews who survived the Holocause i 1948 and 1950 acts passed by Turmen 1 Inclusive a Allowed 40000 refugees into the country b Quota system was kept in place c Roughly half of the immigrants were refugees 2 Exclusive a Applied only to Europeans b Laws were written to minimize the amount of Jewish refugees that came i Certain amount had to be agricultural workers c Ideological constraints on who could come i Did not want communists 3 Immigration and Nationality Act 1952 McCarran Walter a Passed in 1952 b First comprehensive immigration act since 1924 c Truman did not like that it kept quota system in place i He vetoed but overridden by Congress d Eliminate some of the discriminatory measured so US could make friends against the Soviet Union e Inclusive i Each Asian country was given a 100 annual quota ii Naturalization law in 1952 said that race plays no part in naturalization process iii Kept the quota system in place but created loopholes 1 Spouses and young children of a US citizen you can come outside the quota system iv Left the Western Hemisphere alone f European immigrants made up less than 50 of immigrants g Exclusive i Gay immigrants were targeted 1 First time they were targeted somewhat explicitly a quotMoral turpitudequot quotPsychopathic personalityquot ii Made deportation and denaturalization much easier 1 If you refuse to testify against a quotsubmersivequot activity iii National origin system iv European colonies in the Western Hemisphere got a quota of 100 1 African immigrants coming from places like Jamaica and Barbadoes v Asian quotas had to do with ancestory 1 Nationality didn t matter 4 Take Home Points a Foreign policy immigration policy i Connection between foreign policy and immigration policy End of race restriction in naturalization End of some explicit race restriction but race still plays a role New criteria sexual orientation
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