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dc.contributor.authorBriggs, Vernon M. Jr.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-25T14:50:28Z
dc.date.available2020-11-25T14:50:28Z
dc.date.issued1999-03-01
dc.identifier.other118334
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/76953
dc.description.abstract[Excerpt] It was Napoleon who said “policy is destiny.” There are few better examples of the direct link between the change-creating influences of public policies on subsequent societal outcomes than immigration policy. As with the early history of all nations of the Western Hemisphere, mass immigration played a major role in the acquisition of the population and labor force of the United States. The era of significance ranged from the colonial period up to the early years of the Twentieth Century. Beginning in 1914 and continuing for the ensuing 50 years, however, immigration steadily declined and immigration policy receded dramatically in terms of its importance. Without warning or anticipation, the process reversed itself again as the result of seemingly incidental policy changes initiated in 1965. The phenomenon of mass immigration was accidentally revived. Since then, immigration levels soared, and, once more, immigration policy has become a major factor in shaping the nation’s labor force and population.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectpolicy
dc.subjectimmigration
dc.subjectreform
dc.subjectrogue
dc.subjectU.S. labor
dc.subjectforce
dc.subjectpopulation
dc.subjectworker
dc.subjectskill
dc.titleReining-in a Rogue Policy: The Imperative of Immigration Reform
dc.typepreprint
dc.description.legacydownloadsReining_In_a_Rogue_PolicyWP99_04.pdf: 440 downloads, before Oct. 1, 2020.
local.authorAffiliationBriggs, Vernon M. Jr.: Cornell University


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