1965: Hart-Cellar Immigration Act

Moment in History:

When Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Immigration Act of 1965, he helped change the face of American immigration policy. The act “abolished the national origins quota system that had structured American immigration policy since the 1920s, replacing it with a preference system that focused on immigrants’ skills and family relationships with citizens or residents of the U.S.”

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U.S. Immigration Legislation Online

1965 Immigration Law Changed Face of America