Immigration And Nationalities Act : Human Resource Management

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Michael Hunter Professor Groth Bus 403: Human Resource Management 13 October 2014 Immigration and Nationalities Act According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, an immigrant is “a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence” (Merriam-Webster). Immigration is the actual movement of the immigrant. The first major migration into America took place with its discovery. When Columbus accidently discovered North American and it led to the widespread migration of the Western European settlers. That then caused the Atlantic slave trade between America, Africa, and Western Europe to occur. Another huge movement is the Industrial Revolution, which was “between 1880 and 1920, over 20 million immigrants entered the United States” (Newcomers 1880-1920). Most likely, they were looking for freedom, work, and a better life opportunity. THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT SEEMED LIKE THEY WERE MORE FOCUSED ON BANNING POTENTIAL MIGRANTS WHO WERE TRYING TO MIGRATE LEGALLY ONLY BECAUSE OF THEIR RACE AND NATIONALITY RATHER THAN TRYING TO DEPORT THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ALREADY THERE. The immigration acts that created to slow down migration were the Chinese Exclusion Act, Immigration Act of 1917, and the Immigration Act of 1924. A few decades later a new migrant limitation was created. In order to slow down the immigration of certain immigrants after World War II and early stages of the Cold War with Russia, the United States government enacted the Immigration and Nationalities Act, also
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