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The Western origins of the sanctuary movement

14 Mar

Churches in the West are once again at the forefront of a grassroots effort to save immigrants from deportation. Read Sarah Troy’s cogent report on the history and current directions of the reawakened Sanctuary movement here at High Country News: The Western origins of the sanctuary movement — High Country News

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An Immigrant Named Trump

1 Oct

A teen-ager from Germany arrived in New York in 1885 with high aspirations. His descendant is now vying for the Presidency. Historian Ted Widmer offers a fascinating account of the first American Trump(f) at the New Yorker: An Immigrant Named Trump – The New Yorker

Before Ellis Island Existed, Castle Garden Welcomed Houdini and Typhoid Mary

11 Apr

The immigration records from 1885 that shows, on line 33,”Friedr. Trumpf” – grandfather to Donald. (Photo: US Government/Public Domain)

How a one-time beer garden became an immigration hub.

Source: Before Ellis Island Existed, Castle Garden Welcomed Houdini and Typhoid Mary | Atlas Obscura

The Making of Asian America

15 Oct

In August, Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush tried to deflect controversy over his criticism of so-called “anchor babies” by clarifying that he was “talking more about Asian people” and not about Hispanics. This comment stoked yet more criticism, but there is a tiny grain of truth in Bush’s comments: Asians are on track to become the fastest-growing U.S. population in the next half-century.

So notes Angela Chen at JSTOR Daily. You can read the rest of her piece, with links, here: The Making of Asian America | JSTOR Daily

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