Civil Rights and Immigration

Dec 8, 2017

One legal definition of civil rights describes them as “an enforceable right or privilege, which if interfered with by another gives rise to an action for injury.” The civil rights afforded to immigrants allow them equal protection under the law… View Article

Immigration and Globalization

Dec 8, 2017

The World Economic Forum defines globalization as “the process by which people and goods move easily across borders.” As such, you can’t have globalization without human migration. People cross borders to offer their labor, their investments and their ideas in… View Article

Government Monitoring of Immigrants’ Social Media

Nov 15, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) caused a great deal of concern when, in September 2017, it issued a Federal Register notice indicating that it will collect and keep information from social media on all individuals passing through the U.S…. View Article

Truman’s “Fair Deal” and Immigration

Nov 10, 2017

On Jan. 5, 1949 President Harry S. Truman gave what is known as his “Fair Deal” speech, in his State of the Union Address to Congress. In the speech he called for national health insurance, an increased minimum wage, public… View Article

Immigration, President Carter and Iran

Nov 10, 2017

On Oct. 21, 1979 Jimmy Carter allowed the deposed Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi of Iran to enter the U.S. to receive medical treatment for cancer. This humanitarian action towards a single immigrant exacerbated tensions with Iran’s new revolutionary government, led… View Article

Abraham Lincoln and Immigration

Oct 21, 2017

During the years before he ran for president, Abraham Lincoln made it clear that he found the anti-immigrant sympathies of the nativist “Know-Nothing Party” to be hypocritical. In an 1855 letter, he wrote that “As a nation, we begin by… View Article

These Leading Sociologists Were U.S. Immigrants

Oct 17, 2017

Every year since 1980 the American Sociological Association has given the W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award. Several recipients of the award came to the U.S. as immigrants — an experience that informed many aspects of their own work.Alejandro… View Article

Business and Immigration

Oct 11, 2017

Throughout U.S. business history, immigrants have played an important part at every level, from visionary business-founders to the workers who help businesses succeed and grow. A recent report found that more than half of U.S. startups that were valued at… View Article