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The House of Broken Angels

by Luis Alberto Urrea

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The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
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    Mar 2018, 336 pages
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    Mar 1, 2019, 368 pages

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Sample Green Card Like millions of others, several of the characters in Luis Alberto Urrea's The House of Broken Angels emigrated from Mexico to the United States, some illegally, some following U.S. protocol to obtain permanent residency. Immigration has become a particularly contentious topic over the last few of years but most of us have little understanding of the process of becoming a legal immigrant, so this a good time to take a look at whistle-stop tour through this extremely complex topic.

Over time a once simple immigration process has become lengthy and complex. The United States' borders were open to all during the country's first century of existence. This began to change with the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which prohibited immigrants from China, and over the subsequent 40 years more populations were excluded. In 1924 Congress enacted a country-based quota system which dramatically reduced the number of accepted individuals. The quota system was further revised by President...

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