In another timely #SaturdaySchool hosted by @ProfRagsdale, we discuss the history of U.S. Immigration laws and policy. Beginning with the naturalization acts in the early years of the Union, continuing with the advent of exclusion acts in the 1880s and federalization of immigration enforcement in the 1920s, this weeks discussion provides a number of useful resources to learn more about the laws that make people “illegal.”
Be sure to watch the video after #SaturdaySchool to get an idea of what these laws and this discussion is really about. We’ve also posted a few links to recent news articles that highlight the plight of undocumented immigrants.
#SaturdaySchool: U.S. Immigration History
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