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Hidetaka Hirota, “No Frontiers but Those of Humanity Itself: Immigration Reform in Nineteenth-Century Massachusetts”

One of the most important developments in modern America is the widening gap between citizens and noncitizens. Citizenship status in many ways determines the rights and privileges of people in the United States today. But in the nineteenth century the…

Carl Lindskoog, “Writing Refugee History Amidst an Historic Refugee Crisis”

It was Tuesday, February 7. My four-year-old son and I were racing down Grand Central Parkway in Queens toward JFK airport. We were on our way to what we hoped would be a first meeting with a Syrian refugee family…

S. Deborah Kang, “The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954”

S. Deborah Kang, The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017). In December 2014, I visited Friendship Park/El Parque de la Amistad, San Diego-Tijuana, to take photos for my…

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