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USA Immigration: America NEVER Wanted the Tired, Poor, Huddled Masses – The Atlantic

The U.S. is a diverse nation of immigrants — but it was not intended to be, and its historical biases continue to haunt the present. 

Caitlin Dickerson | The Atlantic 

When David Dorado Romo was a boy growing up in El Paso, Texas, his Great-Aunt Adela told him about the day the U.S. Border Patrol melted her favorite shoes. Romo’s aunt was Mexican and had a visa that allowed her to commute into South Texas for her job as a maid. Every week she had to report to a Border Patrol station, in accordance with a program that ran from 1917 into the 1930s requiring most Mexican immigrants to bathe in government offices before entering the United States.          Continue reading