Immigration History


Boundless Immigration is dedicated to helping immigrants navigate the spouse visa and U.S. citizenship application processes.

Enjoy the following educational posts about the history of immigration to the United States — from the colonial era to the present.


Immigration during the New Deal

October 9, 2017

Enacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt between 1933 and 1936, the New Deal was a sweeping series of federal programs and reforms designed to counter the effects of the Great Depression. Although the 1930s were a period of net loss… View Article


FDR and Immigration

September 21, 2017

Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s four-term presidency spanned two great national and international upheavals — the Great Depression and World War II — which both triggered major effects on immigration.During the early years of his presidency, Roosevelt loosened instructions put in place… View Article


U.S. Immigrants Who’ve Won Microbiology’s Top Prize

September 16, 2017

The U.K.-based Microbiology Society is one of the world’s top professional associations covering the study of bacteria, viruses, protozoa and other tiny forms of life. Since 1953 the Society’s biennial Marjory Stephenson Prize has been awarded for outstanding contributions to… View Article


Immigration under President Kennedy

September 8, 2017

While campaigning for President, John F. Kennedy stated that “we must remove the distinctions between native born and naturalized citizens to assure full protection of our laws to all … the protections provided by due process, right of appeal, and statutes… View Article


Immigration and “White People”

September 7, 2017

Since the passage of the 1790 Naturalization Act that stipulated “all white male inhabitants” could qualify for U.S. citizenship, the category of whiteness has been used in various ways, through laws and cultural norms, to shape U.S. immigration policy.Many of… View Article


New Hurdles on the Horizon

August 31, 2017

These days, the swirl of immigration headlines can make it difficult to keep track of what’s actually changing versus what’s still just a rumor. Let us break down the past month’s news for you.Immigration policy: reality vs. rumorsCategory 1: Real… View Article


These Two Award-Winning Psychologists Were Both U.S. Immigrants

August 17, 2017

The American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology is one of the most prestigious prizes in the field of psychology. The inaugural APA prize went to Otto Klineberg, a Canadian-born psychologist who had provided key expert… View Article


Immigration, Then and Now

August 15, 2017

It’s not all that common for a White House press briefing to turn into a national debate over the meaning of a 134-year-old sonnet. Yet so it is these days with “The New Colossus,” the immigrant-welcoming poem that’s engraved at… View Article



Immigration and Competition

August 11, 2017

Critics of immigration often claim that an influx of immigrants will take jobs away from native-born workers and depress salaries for everyone. Most economists agree that this is not the case. Immigrants often create jobs by starting their own businesses…. View Article


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