Historical Perspectives on Immigration

Panelists spoke on the topic “What Makes an American? Historical Perspectives on Immigration.” They addressed issues such… read more

Panelists spoke on the topic “What Makes an American? Historical Perspectives on Immigration.” They addressed issues such as repeating patterns of immigration to the U.S., perceptions of immigration at the founding of the nation, social, political, and cultural attitudes toward immigrants at various parties in American history, and the impact of anti-immigrant feelings near the beginning of the 20th century. The also talked about current attempts to facilitate reforms of immigration policy and better enforce U.S. borders. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience. close

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  • Fonte, John Director Hudson Institute->Center for American Common Culture
  • Jacoby, Tamar Senior Fellow Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
  • Kauffman, Amy Director Hudson Institute->Pew Briefing Series
  • Skerry, Peter Senior Fellow Brookings Institution->Governance Studies Program
  • Spalding, Matthew J. Director Heritage Foundation->Simon (B. Kenneth) Center for American Studies
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Historical Perspectives on Immigration

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Program ID:
192640-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 22, 2006
Last Aired:
May 7, 2007

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  • May 22, 2006 | 8:35am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 22, 2006 | 11:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 04, 2006 | 9:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 05, 2006 | 12:16am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 07, 2007 | 8:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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