In 1893, three men went to the Supreme Court and challenged the authority of the US to deport immigrants. The case’s decision laid the groundwork for the federal government’s long history of deportation.
What’s at stake when we talk about granting work authorization and giving jobs to refugees? Historian Andrew Urban takes us back to the 1940s and '50s, when Seabrook Farms took advantage of special labor programs to produce food.
Republicans in Kentucky will be caucusing today, and even though the GOP’s presidential candidates all take a hard line on immigration, there was a time when voters saw even starker views on immigration at the ballot box.
A wave of migrants from the Mediterranean meets a hostile reception from many Americans. The migrants are seen as alien in religion, culture, politics, law. So different in fact that some Americans argue that they can never be assimilated. They are the Italians, in the 1890s.
During World War II, there was a huge fear that Nazi spies would sneak into the US with Jewish refugees. That fear was overblown. But it looks like the US is experiencing the same paranoia over Syrians.