Bachmann: Immigration “Worked Very, Very Well” Until We Started Letting In Them Yellow And Brown People
As ThinkProgress reports, Michelle Bachmann said:
The immigration system in the United States worked very, very well up until the mid-1960s when liberal members of Congress changed the immigration laws.
And what exactly changed when those liberals went meddling with our perfectly fine immigration laws?
In 1924, Congress passed a package of immigration laws — including the National Origins Act and the Asian Exclusion Act — establishing a quota system giving preferential treatment to European immigrants. Under these laws, the number of immigrants who could be admitted from a given country was capped at a percentage of the number of people from that nation who were living in the United States in 1890. Because Americans were overwhelmingly of European descent in 1890, the practical effect of these laws was an enormous thumb on the scale encouraging white immigration.
These quotas were eliminated by the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965…