Myths and Realities about Immigration in the Past and Present

“Whole new classes of “felonies” have been created which apply only to immigrants, deportation has become a punishment for even minor offenses, and policies aimed at trying to end unauthorized immigration have been made more punitive rather than more rational and practical.”

Anti-Chinese riot, Denver, 1880. Museum of Chinese in America, New York, N.Y., USA via Wikimedia Commons
By Jonathan McIntosh (Own work) [CC BY 2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons



Historian, Author of The Making of Asian America (Sept.), Teacher, Director of the Immigration History Research Center writing about immigration past & present

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