A history lesson for Donald Trump and supporters: In 1898, the Supreme Court safeguarded birthright citizenship for millions

Monday, September 21, 2015

Erika Lee

By Erika Lee, director, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

“This piece is directly related to my own research on immigration and Asian American history. I'm particularly interested in making connections between the past and the present; in other words, to give historical perspective to contemporary events. The current debate over immigration, including the increased calls to end birthright citizenship as we know it, beg for historical insight.” Read the full article, which relates to her recently published book, The Making of Asian America: A History.


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