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Immigration Policy History

Immigrants Arriving at Ellis Island

Immigrants Arriving at Ellis Island

Washington, DC
Saturday, May 11, 2013

In this event from Capitol Hill, history professors give an overview of the evolution of America’s immigration policies, from the pre-Civil War period to the present, and discuss how those laws have shaped the American landscape. This briefing by the American Historical Association's National History Center aimed to give Congressional staffers, members and the public a historical perspective on U.S. immigration laws, as the debate to overhaul the nation’s immigration system continues in Washington.

Updated: Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 5:21pm (ET)

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