How the 1965 Immigration Act Changed the Situation of the Asian Immigrants in the U.S
The Hart-Celler Act also known as the Immigration and National Act of 1965 brought a number of changes to the US. This act put an end to an earlier quota system and established a new immigration policy based on attracting skilled labor and reuniting immigrant families in the U.S. It allowed more people from third world countries for instance Asians who were hampered from entering the US, to enter the U.S. It also accommodated refugees and gave them a proportion. In addition, under this act, approximately 170,000 Eastern Hemisphere immigrants were granted residence where every county received 20,000 residents and citizens were exempted from the quota (Arnold 52).
The majority of Asian war brides who had married U.S servicemen before enactment of the act brought over their siblings after they were given liberty to use the family reunification preferences. A cycle of chain immigration and sponsorship began and many Asian immigrants attained citizenship status and permanent residents to sponsor relatives and family members.
Why Many Well-Educated Asians Immigrated Into the U.S after Passing the Hart-Celler Act
Many Asian immigrants especially the well educated have immigrated into the U.S after passing of the Act because it is friendly place unlike before. The Hart-Celler-Act of 1965 eliminated national origins that were highly restricted for quotas. Significant immigration was enabled from all Asian countries; this has led to the ongoing and dramatic changes in the population. Subsequently, well-educated Asians have found a good opportunity to find resources, fortunes, and job opportunities. Today, these well-educated Asians serve in various capacities in different organizations in the US. It has been a golden opportunity now that they can comfortably be accommodated by their families, friends, and relatives. Due to changes in population, the common and formal understanding of what characterizes Asian American has gradually changed. This change has attracted learned Asians. Additionally, due to their recent immigration, well-educated Asians have different economic and educational characteristics as compared to immigrants in the 20th century. America is a land of golden opportunities; these opportunities are open to learned people, and also those with good skills. For this reason, well-educated Asians are immigrating to this great nation in need of a better life and fortune.
The extent to which Asian Immigrants will Continue to Enter the U.S in the 21st Century
Basically, with the current conditions in the US, chances are that more Asian immigrants will enter the US in a steady speed. There is a friendly working, social, and economic environment that favors these immigrants. Additionally, more and more opportunities are being created each day in the US and this fosters growth, economy, and harmony among citizens and immigrants in this nation. Unlike a while ago before enactment of the Immigration and National Act of 1965, the U.S is today a better land than it was (Wepman 442). I would presume that with the current environment, more Asians will be motivated to enter the nation for greener pastures. For years to come, chances are that the conditions will be better than they are, and the US will accommodate more and more immigrants. Subsequently enactment of the Immigration and National Act of 1965 was significant. There have been many changes in the US pertaining to Asian immigrants, and their living conditions. This law has fostered harmony and good living environment for immigrants in the US.
Arnold, Kathleen R. Anti-immigration in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, Calif: Greenwood Press, 2011. Print.
Wepman, Dennis. Immigration. New York, NY: Facts On File, Inc, 2008. Internet resource.