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As a result, the Chinese found it extremely difficult to become a part of American society. As immigration from southern and eastern Europe increased, the notion that these groups came from another culture became widespread. As a result, a number of organizations formed to attempt to control these peoples' admittance to the nation. Three parallel developments were particularly important in this movement: the growing popularity of eugenics, the influence of a school of thought called progressivism, and the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan.
However, in Los Angeles, more than two-thirds are Hispanic, with Mexicans easily the largest group. In New York City, the ethnic mix is remarkably broad, with no one group dominating. For example, more Dominicans live in New York City than in any city but Santo Domingo; more Haitians live there than in any city but Port-au-Prince; more Greeks live there than in any city but Athens; and the city has more Jamaican, Russian (mostly Jewish), and Chinese residents than any city outside Jamaica, Russia, and China.
These restrictions have gradually become less strict since 1965. As a consequence, immigration has once again increased, with a major surge of immigrants from Third World countries. A major debate is now occurring as to the type of immigration policy the United States should develop. This debate poses an unprecedented challenge to the United States. Deciding which potential immigrants should be admitted raises many Page 2 questions that have not been resolved concerning economic capability and commitment to humanitarian goals.