" Annotation: In 1923, the Supreme Court ruled that Asian Indians were ineligible for citizenship, even though they were considered “Caucasians.”
Bhagat Singh Thind (1892-1967), who was born in Punjab, migrated to the United States in 1913. He attended University of California at Berkeley, and eventually earned a Ph.D. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War I and applied for U.S. citizenship in 1920. Despite a Civil War era law that allowed aliens who had served in the U.S. military to become naturalized citizens, he was turned down. "
"One of the greatest challenges for immigration attorneys, advocates, and immigrants, is to find the immigration policy memoranda, and legal decisions which will affect the outcome of their cases. Here we provide information of particular interest to LGBTQ and HIV-positive foreign nationals and their representatives."
Each week of the syllabus lists primary, secondary and mutimedia resources regarding an immigration topic. Some materials are freely accessible online while others are books or magazine articles that may be accessible within the Trible Library or through Interlibrary Loan.
"a web-based collection of historical materials from Harvard's libraries, archives, and museums that documents voluntary immigration to the United States from the signing of the Constitution to the onset of the Great Depression. Concentrating heavily on the 19th century, Immigration to the US includes over 400,000 pages from more than 2,200 books, pamphlets, and serials, over 9,600 pages from manuscript and archival collections, and more than 7,800 photographs. By incorporating diaries, biographies, and other writings capturing diverse experiences, the collected material provides a window into the lives of ordinary immigrants."
"This project is coordinated by the Midpeninsula Community Media Center, located in Palo Alto, CA. It is made possible with support from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and its initiative on Immigrant Integration."
"This initiative has gathered and digitized oral histories from organizations across the state. These existing materials have been coupled with newly created stories that best document the rich tradition of immigration to this state. This project weaves together these audio and video histories into a single space where these stories can be gathered, saved, and shared in an openly and freely accessible manner."
"A short documentary following the story of Norma Ureiro, a transgender immigrant who faced enormous struggles in her life, especially when trying to flee Mexico for the United States. Featuring Norma and two lawyers at Immigration Equality (http://www.immigrationequality.org/ ), a pro bono group that protects LGBTQ immigrants in court. "
"... is a compendium of tables that provides data on foreign nationals who, during a fiscal year, were granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., admitted as immigrants or became legal permanent residents), were admitted into the United States on a temporary basis (e.g., tourists, students, or workers), applied for asylum or refugee status, or were naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration enforcement actions, including alien apprehensions, removals, and returns."
"During congressional debate over the 1924 Act, Senator Ellison DuRant Smith of South Carolina drew on the racist theories of Madison Grant to argue that immigration restriction was the only way to preserve existing American resources. Although blatant racists like Smith were in the minority in the Senate, almost all senators supported restriction, and the Johnson-Reed bill passed with only six dissenting votes. " GMU - History Matters
"For example, on April 8, 1924, Robert H. Clancy, a Republican congressman from Detroit with a large immigrant constituency, defended the “Americanism” of Jewish, Italian, and Polish immigrants and attacked the quota provisions of the bill as racially discriminatory and “un-American.” " - GMU - History Matters
Primary source materials may contain language or images that are considered to be offensive in today's world.
These materials are a reflection of the language and culture of the time period in which they were written.
Book Sources: Immigration
A selection of books/e-books available in Trible Library.
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Each of the eight chronological chapters contains a survey essay, an annotated bibliography, and 20 to 30 related public and private primary source documents, including manifestos, speeches, court cases, letters, memoirs, and much more.
“... draws together significant U.S. and international primary source documents—including excerpts from newspaper articles, speeches, relevant treaties and other legal documents, and scientific reports.”