This has led to wider income inequality, a higher crime rate, more unemployment, an internal threat of terrorism and on and on and on.
"In order to convince the American people of the legislation's merits, its proponents assured that passage would not influence America's culture significantly. President Johnson called the bill "not a revolutionary bill. It does not affect the lives of millions",while Secretary of State Dean Rusk estimated only a few thousand Indian immigrants over the next five years, and other politicians, including Senator Ted Kennedy, hastened to reassure the populace that the demographic mix would not be affected; these assertions would later prove grossly inaccurate.
During debate on the Senate floor, Senator Kennedy, speaking of the effects of the act, said, "...our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually.... Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset...."The act's supporters not only claimed the law would not change America's ethnic makeup, but that such a change was not desirable." (source)Lyndon Johnson signed the bill at the foot of the Statue of Liberty as a symbolic gesture. Once again, the liberals were wrong, unintentionally or not. And they continue to be wrong.
By the 1990s, America's population growth was more than one-third driven by legal immigration and substantially augmented by illegal immigration, primarily from Latin America and other parts of the developing world. Before passage of the Hart-Celler Act, immigration accounted for only ten percent of population increase in the U.S. Ethnic and racial minorities, as defined by the US Census Bureau, rose from 25 percent of the US population during the year 1990 to 30 percent in the year 2000 and to 36.6 percent as measured by the results from the 2010 census.
The legal immigration into the US for traditional immigrant from the northern hemisphere has become a nightmare of thousands of dollars in fees, long waiting periods and tests to become a citizen.
And now the left calls for Amnesty for millions of illegals, in collusion with the Obama administration and supported by radical groups like La Raza. (The Race)
The Oath of Citizenship, given to new Americans rings hollow and meaningless to groups like La Raza and the new low-info left:
Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America
"I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God." (source)