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    The Chinese Question

    Mae Ngai, author of The Chinese Question, talked about the late 19th century California gold rushes and the friction between Chinese immigrants and white settlers. She described how, during…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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