The Continuing Debate

Senator Murray left office before seeing the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.  The 1965 act reformed immigration policy in a less discriminatory manner than the 1952 act by eliminating the national origins quota system and emphasizing factors such as family unification, job skills, and refugee status. An example of a more recent Montana immigrant community that benefited from the 1965 act is the Hmong community in Western Montana.

A list of vendors for the 1993 Missoula Farmers' Market. The list includes the many Hmong farmers who have sold produce at the market since the 1980s.