Immigration Law in the 1880s, ’90s, and Before

A consideration of the laws in place surrounding immigration and naturalization at the time the Westerlins came to the US requires a quick historical overview. Obviously, there were a variety of social and political responses to immigration, or particular types of immigration, to America at various times, dating back to before the US existed (and … Continue reading Immigration Law in the 1880s, ’90s, and Before