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  1. The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, also known as the Hart–Celler Act and more recently as the 1965 Immigration Act, is a landmark federal law passed by the 89th United States Congress and signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. [1]

  2. Aug 12, 2019 · The act abolished national-origin quotas and led to a demographic shift in America. Learn how the act was influenced by the civil rights movement and the Kennedy brothers, and what changes it introduced in immigration policies and patterns.

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  3. Learn about the law that replaced the discriminatory national origins system with preferences for family reunification, employment, and refugees. Find out how it changed immigration from the Americas and its long-term consequences.

  4. Oct 15, 2015 · ARTICLE: Signed into law 50 years ago, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 had several unintended consequences that have had a profound effect on the flow of immigrants to the United States and contributed to the transformation of the U.S. demographic profile.

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  5. Mar 5, 2010 · Learn how the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, also known as the Hart-Celler Act, abolished the national-origins quota system and changed the demographics of the U.S. population. Explore the impact, results and controversies of the act and its amendments in the following decades.

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  6. Sep 20, 2019 · Fifty years ago, the Immigration and Nationality Act dramatically changed the makeup of the country by ending a quota system based on national origins in favor of one that took into account occupational skills, relatives living in the U.S. and political-refugee status.

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  8. Oct 2, 2015 · The 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, whose 50th anniversary comes on October 3, officially committed the United States, for the first time, to accepting immigrants of all nationalities on...

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