American Immigration, Past and Present: Myths and Reality

What's New about the New Immigration? Short answer: not much. They will not replace us: they are becoming us.

Lecture Description

It’s not what people don’t know about immigration that worries me; it’s the things they know that simply aren’t true. Immigrants today, although they come in varying shades, are actually acculturating faster than their white counterparts in the long 19th century. Chain migration is older than the U.S., and was much more widespread before immigration restriction than it is now. Bilingual education, also in public schools, extends back before the Civil War. English language acquisition is proceeding as fast as ever. U.S. immigration policy needs to be based on facts, not myths.

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Immigration Latino Latina

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Walter D. Kamphoefner

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