Making Americans, Remaking America: Immigration and Immigrant Policy

Making Americans, Remaking America: Immigration and Immigrant Policy

Making Americans, Remaking America: Immigration and Immigrant Policy

Making Americans, Remaking America: Immigration and Immigrant Policy

Synopsis

How many immigrants do the American people want? What should the rights and privileges of citizens & non-citizens be? This historical overview of US immigration examines such questions & the legislative and legal battles waged over immigration policy.

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I'm convinced that when the second boatload of pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, those on the Mayflower said "There goes the neighborhood."

-- Ben Wattenberg, quoted in Thomas J. Espenshade and Maryann Belanger, "U.S. Public Perceptions and Reactions to Mexican Migration . . ."

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