Given all the recent news coverage, it is easy to mistake immigration reform as a unique 21st century debate.
Few deny that immigrants are the bedrock of our nation. But how to integrate them legally and culturally has been a hotly debated topic since the first large influx came to America at the end of the 19th century.
Through photos, we examine immigration throughout the decades to learn from the people and politics of our common history.
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The Wise Latina Club’s Dulce-Marie Flecha is a rising senior at Penn State. When she is not writing her honors thesis, she is trying to learn a fourth language, feeding her fashion obsession by Googling her favorite designers’, or begging the Yankees to hit with runners in scoring position. Click here to read more about and connect with Dulce-Marie.
What can our history teach us about the current immigration debate?