Saturday, October 03, 2015
50 years of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act
October 3rd marks the 50th anniversary of landmark legislation that opened the door to immigrants from non-European countries and their family members, and fundamentally shifted the definition of American. Today, a growing number of immigrants from Asia, Africa and Latin America are entering the country in unprecedented numbers, making the United States a uniquely diverse nation.
Here's to 50 years, and hopefully, in the years ahead, we'll have finally come to terms with our legacy, our heritage, and our enduring potential that lives up to very limits of our dreams.