Although I have always been aware that the “bring me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” stuff I was taught in school is more desire than reality, I continue to learn more about our history from articles and books like these. It’s useful to look at our world today through the lens of history, but I don’t think we want to turn the clock back to the “good old days.” I remember hearing the minister at my church preaching about why we could not elect a Catholic president. Even as a child I knew that treating certain groups badly was not a good thing. I hope to see us go forward in our attitudes and treatment of groups of people unlike ourselves, not backward.

The Immigration Ban – 100 Years Ago

And how did your grandparents get here?



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