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The author of the BR/MIT Press book Border Wars and longtime BR contributor examines the ruins of
As we approach the 4th of July with all its patriotic celebrations, it is worth adding to the list of American accomplishments the creation of hyphenated ethnics: the Italian-, Irish-, Jewish-, Mexican-, Chinese-, etc.- American.
Claude S. Fischer
Today’s debates over immigrant policy evoke similar sorts of historical assertions: that unlike immigrants today, immigrants of the past were legal, learned English, and took no handouts. But that's false.
The heated debate over immigration reform continues in Washington. Much of the heat comes
Michael A. Clemens
On July 2, 2012, the day after Enrique Peña Nieto won the presidential election, a group of some
Our enforcement-on-steroids immigration policies take their toll on potential migrants.
Latinos are a growing portion of the population, with an increasing capacity to swing outcomes at the ballot box.
Exaggerated fears about Muslims misread history and misunderstand multiculturalism’s aims.
Most of the demographic change in America today comes not from waves of new immigration, but from the echoes of past migration.
Rahman, a native of Pakistan, was wrongfully accused of aiding would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad.
David William Turner
Anti-immigrant activists argue that the citizenship clause does not mean what it says. They are wrong.
Pamela S. Karlan
Border Wars offers a stark portrait of the domestic cost of failed federal leadership in the post-9/11 era.
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