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50th Anniversary of the 1965 Immigration Act

This month marks the golden anniversary of the enactment of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 (the “1965 Act”).  On October 3, 1965, at a ceremony at the foot of the Statue of Liberty, the Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B.  Johnson.  A major milestone with respect to immigration, five decades and myriad changes later, over 40 million foreign born persons now call the United States their home.