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.



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


Immigrants and Calculus

August 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 in the fractured… View Article


Immigration under President Ford

August 10, 2017

In 1975 President Gerald Ford signed the Indochina Migration and Refugee Assistance Act, a significant piece of immigration legislation that aided immigrants from regions affected by the Vietnam War in the aftermath of the April 30, 1975 Fall of Saigon and… View Article


Immigration Under President Clinton

August 7, 2017

The first major immigration issue faced by President Bill Clinton dealt with Haitian refugees who were being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba after being rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard. After campaigning against the policy of repatriation, Clinton reversed course… View Article


Immigration During Ronald Reagan’s Presidency

August 7, 2017

A few months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan issued a “Statement on United States Immigration and Refugee Policy” in which he outlined his goals to continue America’s tradition of welcoming people from other countries, especially those fleeing oppression. He called… View Article


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