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Immigration News and Debate

Updated on July 29, 2013


Not until the end of the nineteenth century did Congress raise the question of limiting access to this country. At that time, however, critics argued against open immigration on two grounds: first, that there was no longer any room for new immigrants, and second, that immigration was changing the demographics of the nation. These arguments eventually prevailed, and in 1924 Congress passed legislation that established strict quotas, bringing a century of open immigration to an end. Some of the arguments raised at the beginning of the century are also being made today by those who would limit, or in some cases entirely end, immigration.

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WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON MODERN IMMIGRATION? ¿Cuál es su opinión sobre la inmigración moderna?

We set this nation up ... to vindicate the rights of man. We did not name any differences between one race and another. We opened our gates to all the world and said: "Let all men who want to be free come to us and they will be welcome."

(Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Address at Independence Hall, Philadelphia (July 4, 1914).

(Hemos establecido esta nacion hasta ... para reivindicar los derechos del hombre. No dio el nombre de todas las diferencias entre una raza y otra. Abrimos nuestras puertas a todo el mundo y dijo: "Que todos los hombres que quieren ser libres vienen a nosotros y seran bienvenidos.")

(Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), presidente de los EE.UU.. Direccion en el Independence Hall, Filadelfia (04 de julio 1914).

Looking at the following quotation by Woodrow Wilson, how do you think this statement applies to modern immigration? (En cuanto a la siguiente cita por Woodrow Wilson, como cree que esta afirmacion se aplica a la inmigracion moderna?)


The Texas Border Sheriff's Coalition (TBSC) has engaged in a public-private enterprise to devise the Virtual Community Watch, an advanced real-time surveillance program designed to empower the public to proactively participate in fighting border crime.


Recent border stories on dangers that are entering the USA.


Go to the links below to find the latest on all immigration news.


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      Teri Villars 

      6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @sulcatamandy: You are correct, much waste and a huge publicity hog. I remember doing a commercial call here for Harkins and he had to stick his nose in to get some of the publicity. The majority of his vote comes from the Winter visitors.

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      6 years ago from Montana

      somebody needs to stop this man. He has done more damage to the lives of the people in this state than actually hits the media.

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      Shana rios Chavez 

      7 years ago

      I think that we are past the debate period something has to be done so that the people who are here with families can do something for thereselves.

    • AgingIntoDisabi profile image


      7 years ago

      Seems like there's no sustained rational debate about this. Just makes the news when something political happens.

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      7 years ago

      Very informative lens. We also found this website to be right on top of Immigration laws:


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