The Islamic Center moved from Fountain Avenue in Hollywood to a newly purchased building located on City Terrace Drive in East Los Angeles, the first building owned by the growing Muslim community. It was purchased from members of the Jewish community, which also used the building for their congregation meetings. The community continued to grow exponentially during the 1960s and 1970s after Congress enacted a new immigration law in 1968 which opened up immigration to Africans, Asians and Middle Easterners. Many Muslim students applied for permanent residence, and others emigrated from their homelands often in wake of political or social turmoil. In the early 1970s, the property on City Terrace Drive was sold, and the Center moved to St. Andrews Place in Los Angeles, establishing jum’a prayer, a weekend school, Quran classes, marriage and other services to the growing community.