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Legacies of the 1965 Immigration Act

Fifty years ago on October 3, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Immigration and Nationality Act into law. The 1965 Immigration Act remains the foundation of U.S. immigration law and represents the last time that the U.S. passed comprehensive immigration reform. It has transformed every aspect of American society. But Asian Americans, especially Indian Americans, have been particularly affected by this landmark act.