Twelve. American Immigration Policy

  1. Mitchell B. Lerner
  1. Donna R. Gabaccia1 and
  2. Maddalena Marinari2

Published Online: 19 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444347494.ch12

A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson

A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson

How to Cite

Gabaccia, D. R. and Marinari, M. (2011) American Immigration Policy, in A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson (ed M. B. Lerner), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444347494.ch12

Editor Information

  1. Ohio State University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Minnesota, USA

  2. 2

    St. Bonaventure University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333893

Online ISBN: 9781444347494



  • American immigration policy;
  • Immigration and Nationality Act, of 1965;
  • Great Society programs;
  • Johnson's role, passage of the law;
  • National Youth Administration (NYA);
  • LBJ library;
  • Dallek recounts, in Lone Star Rising;
  • McCarran-Walter Act;
  • immigration reform;
  • interviews, in LBJ Oral History Collection


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Before Reaching the National Stage

  • Immigration Reform during the Johnson Presidency

  • Conclusion

  • References

  • Further Reading