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Lifting the Lamp: A Plea for Just Immigration Reform

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Immigration reform is a test of whether we have learned the right lessons from our own history.

On Immigration, the Past Is Prologue

Amy Novick | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Amy Novick

Time and time again, immigrants have been met with fear and misinformation, often stoked by politicians desperate for electoral success -- even if it means taking the low road and appealing to the worst instincts in American life.

Dear Tom, the 14th Amendment Has Come Before the Supreme Court

Philip Wolgin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Wolgin

As anyone who has studied the history of immigration or basic constitutional laws knows, the very idea of granting citizenship to those born on U.S. soil came from a Supreme Court decision in 1898, Wong Kim Ark.

You Must Remember This

Victoria Moy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Victoria Moy

"When did you first feel like a real American?" I asked my grandfather. "In the Army. I was an airplane mechanic for the Flying Tigers," he said.