The Immigration and Nationality Act 50 Years Later
Today, the researchers over at Pew have posted the numbers and analysis about Americans' changing attitudes towards immigrants. The researchers find that 57% of Americans believe that immigrants strengthen the United States, which is a dramatic increase, considering only about 30% of Americans felt that way in the early 1990s. The researchers also note that the demographic makeup of immigrants coming to the United States has greatly changed since the Immigration and Nationality Act was passed in 1965. Fifty years ago, a majority of immigrants had been born in Europe. Today, most come from Latin American and Asia and only 13% from Europe. If you want to read more about the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 and Americans's attitudes towards immigrants over the year, you should definitely check out the Pew study and charts.
"50 years later, Americans give thumbs-up to immigration law that changed the nation" by Andrew Kohut. Pew. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/02/04/50-years-later-americans-give-thumbs-up-to-immigration-law-that-changed-the-nation/