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Patrick Lacroix, “The Transplantation of French Canada: A Challenge to Immigration History”

“The old English stock of the Bay State seems to have its power of assimilating other people taxed to the utmost,” lamented a writer for Boston’s Daily Globe in the winter of 1889. “We have thus rapidly developing among us,”…

Madeline Y. Hsu, “The Myth of the Line”

Fueling anger against “illegal” immigrants is the outrage that they have not only broken U.S. laws by crossing national borders and working without permission, but also that they have cheated others by jumping ahead of their place in line. A…

Alina Mendez, “Where Are the Families? Reconsidering the Bracero Program in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands”

This past October I had the opportunity to attend a conference organized by the University of Minnesota’s Immigration History Research Center (with support from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society) commemorating the 1965 Immigration Act. When I attended the closing…