The history of public charge

The history of public charge

The Trump administration is bringing its nostalgia for history to the immigration policy arena. This week acting director of USCIS Ken Cuccinelli held a press conference announcing the agency’s new interpretation of “public charge,” which it is using to curtail legal...
Promoting immigration in 19th century America

Promoting immigration in 19th century America

Today it is hard to remember that historically American states and territories sought actively to attract immigration. Even as nativism surged in the nineteenth century, the distinct economic needs of several Midwestern and western states and territories shaped their...