Tag: U.S. Supreme Court

  • How the U.S. Invented Illegal Immigration to Keep Out Chinese

    Undocumented immigration today, though mostly debated with Latin Americans and the southern border of the United States in mind, cuts across racial boundaries. At American Heritage, Claire Lui has a useful reminder of where illegal immigration began: the Chinese Exclusion Act. Here’s a start: On May 6, 1882, a century and a quarter ago today, […]