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Veronika Doll, “A Lesson I Have Learned from a Witness Who Does Not Like to Remember”

I first met Vera Hodek [1] in 2011. I was finishing my research about Vincent Hodek – a Prague-born aircraft engineer and a Czechoslovakian immigrant who came to the United States in October 1966, bringing his wife Marie and daughter Vera.…

Jeff Turner, “Mormonism, ‘Asiatic’ Polygamy, and Immigration Regulation in 1891″

At the Value Voters Summit in fall 2016, American politician Gary Bauer offered a history lesson. Then-candidate Donald Trump had come under a storm of criticism for calling for a ban on Muslim immigration to the United States. Politicians from…

Alberto Wilson III, “Border Walls in a Globalized Age”

In November 2016, Tom Vanderbilt published an opinion piece in the New York Times titled, “The Walls in Our Heads.” Walls, he argued, rarely engender the expected outcomes of control but rather signal the erosion of state power. Vanderbilt suggested that…

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