Management of Immigration Crisis

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Management of immigration refers to oversight of migration patterns. Immigration crisis refers to native anxieties regarding border control and entry of undocumented migrants.


America is said to be a nation of immigrants. Successive waves of people migrated to the United States from the time of the earliest settlements to the present day. Each wave of immigration was greeted with a great deal of anxiety. In response to this fear of foreigners, in the late 1790s, colonists sought to limit entry of “others” by passing the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798. Between 1830 and 1850, antipathy toward Catholics (mostly Irish and German) accelerated. Deadly anti-immigrant/anti-Catholic riots broke out in major cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Louisville. Beginning in the late 1880s, opponents of immigration passed the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. This legislation was...


Crisis Management Undocumented Immigrant Immigration Detention Muslim Immigration Restrictive Legislation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Urban and Public AffairsUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA