Boundless Immigration History

Posts about the history of immigration to the United States from the colonial era up to current events.

FDR and Immigration

Sep 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.

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

Sep 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…

Immigration under President Kennedy

Sep 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 …

Immigration and “White People”

Sep 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.

New Hurdles on the Horizon

Aug 31, 2017

All the immigration headlines can make it difficult to keep track of what’s actually changing and what’s just a rumor. Let us break down the news for you.

Immigration, Then and Now

Aug 15, 2017

A brief history of immigration in the U.S., as told through a family trip to Ellis Island. Read more immigration articles like this on the Boundless blog.

Immigration and Competition

Aug 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.…

Immigrants and Calculus

Aug 11, 2017

The mathematical system of calculus was famously developed independently in the 17th century by Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Although Newton was born and worked in England, Liebniz spent much of his life as an immigrant