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How Changes in Immigration Law Have Transformed the U.S.

Meet America's future population

When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 into law, the change ended a quota system that prioritized European immigration and helped to usher in an era of heavy inflows from Latin America and Asia.  

As a result, America has a larger, more diverse population, and immigrants' children will serve as an increasingly important source of labor as native-born Baby Boomers age and begin to retire.