John S.W. Park and Edward J.W. Park: Probationary Americans
Premiere Date: 8/15/2005; 59 minutes

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John and Edward Park have written a newly published book: "Probationary Americans: Contemporary Immigration Policies and the Shaping of Asian American Communities." In this talk based on their research, the Park brothers deal with both historical and current policies aimed at immigrants and how they impact individuals trying to emigrate to the United States. Howard Winant, Professor of Sociology at UC Santa Barbara comments on their new book and adds his thoughts on current policy regarding immigration including the minutemen activities on the U.S. border with Mexico. (#9955)

K-12 Educational Standards

Standards for Grade(s): 11

United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century

11.11 Students analyze the major social problems and domestic policy issues in contemporary American society.

1. Discuss the reasons for the nation's changing immigration policy, with emphasis on how the Immigration Act of 1965 and successor acts have transformed American society.

For more information, visit: California State Board of Education Content Standards

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