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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emYick Wo v Hopkinsem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Yick Wo v. Hopkins

    Professors Mae Ngai and Josh Blackman talked about the 1886 Supreme Court decision in Yick Wo v. Hopkins, a case in which a Chinese laundry owner challenged a discriminatory city ordinance. The…

  • 1965 HartCeller Immigration and Nationality Act
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    1965 Hart-Celler Immigration and Nationality Act

    Panelists talked about the history of the 1965 Hart-Celler Act, which changed U.S. immigration policy from a quota system to one that focused on an immigrant’s skills and family…

  • Immigration Reform and Citizenship Part 2
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    Immigration Reform and Citizenship, Part 2

    Supporters of immigration reform talked about the prospects of immigration reform legislation in Congress, the path to citizenship for immigrants, and the DREAM Act. “Immigration Forum: Why…

  • Congressional Staff Receive Briefing on History of Immigration
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    Immigration Policy History

    Three academics discussed the evolution of U. S. immigration policy. Each professor focused on a specific era, analyzing various laws and how each changed or shaped the American immigration…

  • Birthright Citizenship in US History
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    Birthright Citizenship in U.S. History

    A panel of professors looks at the history of the 14th amendment and its grant of birthright citizenship, and how that has affected different ethnic groups, including Native Americans, and immigrant groups…