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Porous BordersMultiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands$
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Julian Lim

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469635491

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635491.001.0001

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(p.197) Epilogue
Porous Borders

Julian Lim

University of North Carolina Press

In November 1993, the editors of Time magazine devoted an entire issue to the dramatic transformations in American society following the 1965 passage of the Hart-Cellar Act, which had finally abolished the national origin quotas introduced in the 1920s and opened the way for increased immigration from Asia and Latin America. Turning their attention to what they dubbed as “America’s Immigrant Challenge,” the contributors to the issue responded to the visible changes in “the very complexion of the country, the endless and fascinating profusion of peoples, cultures, languages and attitudes that make up the great national pool … constantly fed by new streams of immigrants.”...

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