Immigration Act of 1924
The administration's newly announced decision to expel Haitian immigrants marks a brazen attempt to keep people of color out of the country.
Those histories offer a clear and helpful way to think about these current debates.
Why is it so hard to reach any reasonable compromise on the immigration issue? It is because faults of our immigration policy are about hundred years old and most of us are accustomed to accept them as unquestioned wisdom.
Arizona's new Immigration Law is deeply and disturbingly un-American. My grandparents aren't here to say it. But I am.