Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 5 months ago

If there was a referendum for the 1965 immigration law, would it have passed?

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  • 5 months ago

    Probably not. It was not particularly popular at the time. Teddy Kennedy used up a lot of political capital - with loads of promises to his Irish-American voter base - to get it through. It has proven a disaster because it increased immigration just as the first of the Boomers were entering the workforce, and really fouled up the economy, in conjunction with LBJ's "guns & butter" policies vastly expanding welfare spending, etc.

  • martin
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    It would have passed because a referendum should indicate the will of the majority, which at that time, did not resist the immigration law and certainly didn't want to repeal it..

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