Tag Archives: history

Operation Sojourner: Spies in the Pews

How the INS infiltrated the Santuary Movement Continue reading

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1980: Good Times/Bad Times for Those Seeking Asylum in the U.S.

Central Americans and U.S. refugee policy Continue reading

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‘There are the right kind of boat people, it seems, and the wrong kind’

America’s response to the Haitian boat people Continue reading

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FDR’s Black Eye

How we closed the door on German Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis. Continue reading

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Ethnocentrism and the Roaring Twenties

The creation of immigration quotas. Continue reading

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Lange/Liu: Images of the Depression

From Hung Liu exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery Continue reading

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Is This the Most Discriminatory Act of Congress Ever?

The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 Continue reading

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‘I Know Nothing.’ The Politics of Xenophobia in the 19th Century

The rise and fall of the Know-Nothings Continue reading

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The Forty-Eighters: Immigrants for Social Justice

German immigrant abolitionists. Continue reading

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Welcoming With One Open Arm

Americans’ mixed reaction to refugees and immigrants Continue reading

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