Lyndon Johnson Immigration Act

50 Years of Immigration’s Unintended Consequences

Fifty years ago Saturday, Lyndon Johnson signed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 into law. Though it has been modified since then, the bill — known as the Hart-Celler Act after its sponsors — established the paradigm for today’s immigration system.

All the supporters’ confident claims about the bill’s impact were proven incorrect, some within just a few years.

  • Brett_McS

    Maybe they used to be unintended…

  • Censored_EG

    In a nutshell, and to get around all the politically correct bullshit, all potential immigrants are not equal. Some are from destructive totalitarian cults, i.e. Islam, while others are not suitable for other reasons. One should enrich a nation only with suitable people. Period.

  • Clausewitz

    Don’t think of them as illegal aliens, but as unregistered Democrats.