The Roots of US Immigration Policy

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Migration bans, sending individuals back to their country and crackdown of undocumented migrants in the middle of the night are frequently in the news lately in the year 2017, but in truth, they are not a strange phenomenon in the United States which has a rich tradition of migration shares and impediments.

Migration laws have been altered very slightly over the years, as the story of the United States migration follows the country’s political climates.

As at the early 1900s, the country’s major migration flow moved away from the northern and western part of the European continent towards the southern and eastern part of the continent.

As a reaction to the phenomenon, policies were put in place by the year 1921 and also 1924 with the aim to bring back the initial method of migration by putting a limit on the number of yearly migrants and putting in place migrant shares based on their country and this seemed to favor the nations from the northern and western part of Europe.

Age long migration bans began to unravel and decline in the year 1943 when a policy that enabled a few individuals of Chinese origin to migrate was passed.

In ’52, lawmakers permitted the passing of a policy that placed a limit on some permits that could be issued to nationals of Asian countries, and racial differences were abolished as a ground for denying an individual entry.

Even though a recommendation by the presidents past had suggested an abolishment of the country/race share scheme, the house of Congress did not go with that. The present debate on the entry of persons into the United States was birth in an unusual city and period: in the ‘60s in Michigan, where an optometrist bothered about the increase of the population past its limits secretly began several bodies with the aim of reducing or stopping the exponential increase in the population of the country and strict migration bans. John Tanton is not a popular individual in the United States and was mainly on the sidelines of the public’s attention until the year 2017.

John pioneered the movement American migration refurbishment, and other less known organisations with the same goal in mind, such as the centre for migration studies, united states English and the Social Contact Press.

Even though all of these bodies were pictured in the news as being conservative supporters, they initially related with the views of liberal supporters of family planning and Sierra Club. He was motivated by the book “The Population Bomb” which forecast a terrible future for the Malthusian tribe.

A future that included lack of food, violence and unbearable pain due to overpopulation. In the novel, the Ehrlichs were able to propose a method of managing their population effectively.

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