democrats changed america in 1965 and lied about it

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Nov 9 59 Comments

In 1965, Kennedy led the drive for immigration reform in the Senate. Although some Irish groups lobbied against the bill, Kennedy said the current system of national quotas that favored northern Europe violated the American values.

“This bill goes to the very central ideals of our country,” he said during floor debate. “Our streets may not be paved with gold, but they are paved with the promise that men and women who live here – even strangers and new newcomers – can rise as fast, as far as their skills will allow, no matter what their color is, no matter what the place of their birth.”

In response to critics, he also famously claimed that the change to a system opening immigration to all nations and favoring family unification would not change the mix of the country.

"The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs,” he said during the Senate debate.

In retrospect, the mix of immigrants, legal and illegal, shifted dramatically in favor of Latin America and Asia – a fact that Kennedy, in later years, would attribute to illegal immigration.

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  • Snapchat snappity
    Too long to read.
    Nov 9 1
    • TripAdvisor 7JQJ954
      It's five friggin paragraphs, don't be a dolt.
      Nov 9
  • Roku de Vil
    Do you think Northern Europeans are the only ones who should live in the US?
    Nov 9 17
    • Amazon c3iz8h2
      Do you consider yourself white?

      White Americans ARE the terrorists.

      Colonizer.
      Nov 10
    • Netflix sunnyta
      OP
      I consider myself proud to be American and I don’t judge people by the color, only by values
      Nov 10
    • Amazon c3iz8h2
      You are literally judging people right now you twit. "The US was fine until we started letting in Latin Americans, Asians etc." I bet you would even include black people if not for the fact that your forefathers already brought them over as slaves.
      Nov 10
    • Netflix turnedoff
      Are you saying Asians have the same values as Americans?!! You racist! That’s called cultural appropriation. Don’t you dare to make such assumptions!
      Nov 10
    • Amazon c3iz8h2
      Ok you are literally too dumb to comment on. Bye. Leave this up.
      Nov 11
  • Credit Karma EllisDee25
    Robert F Kennedy? Ted Kennedy?

    JFK was dead already.

    Anyway, I thought conservatives didn’t like quotas 🤷‍♂️

    The 1965 act limited Western Hemisphere immigrants. It also banned lgbtq immigrants and prioritized middle class professional immigrants. Sounds like conservatives should love it.

    I say... get rid of it. Open borders.
    Nov 9 29
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      Register for the draft? Women don’t even do that. You’ll need to make up a better justification than that.
      Nov 11
    • Intel apdndn
      Because unskilled workers with less than a high school education (the people who want to move here) end up utilizing more benefits than they pay in.
      Nov 11
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      I guess in that case we should stop letting industries get rich off of this labor then and demand higher wages for important work like agriculture and construction.
      Nov 11
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      Fines of triple global profits ought to do it.
      Nov 11
    • Intel apdndn
      If you like trade imbalances, that’s the way to go.
      Nov 11
  • Amazon 10oHh92m
    Ok boomer
    Nov 9 0
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    There were lots of bills passed that legislative session that impacted America. Trying to tie it to just immigration makes me suspect that you have ulterior motives.
    Nov 10 3
    • Netflix sunnyta
      OP
      Huh? We are talking a specific bill here, what are you even talking about??
      Nov 10
    • OpenTable Meliodas
      How have you isolated the changes to this particular bill?
      Nov 10
    • Netflix sunnyta
      OP
      Because the post is about it. Are you okay?
      Nov 10
  • Airbnb kYFK02
    Thanks Kennedy
    Nov 9 0
  • Groupon / Eng sleepy
    1965 opened America for Asian immigrants. That’s a good thing for me :)
    Nov 12 0
  • Workday / Product tdf
    When did you ask the Democrats about it and what exactly was their lie ?
    Nov 9 0
  • Google AtіnlayXVI
    Think about the bright side, like all the dem voters it created!
    Nov 9 0

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