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Fifty Years after Reform: Panel 2 — The Current State of the Immigration Debate

On October 3rd, 1965, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Immigration Act of 1965 into law. Widely viewed as a component of the Civil Rights Movement, the 1965 Act liberalized immigration and replaced the last eugenics‐​inspired portions of the Immigration Act of 1924. For the first time in generations, immigrants from Western Europe were not given legal preference over those from Asia and the rest of the developing world.

Alex Nowrasteh

Director of Immigration Studies and Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute

Grover Norquist