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TRUMP TAPS LONG HISTORICAL VEIN AGAINST IMMIGRATION

By Paul Handley | AFP

"[H]istorians say US history is pockmarked by immigration backlashes and a constant ambivalence by well-established Americans over whether they want to continue being an immigrant country.

'"When you look at the whole history of the United States, one of the most striking aspects of it is the ways in which the debate over immigration has been racialized,' said Julie Greene, a professor of history at the University of Maryland."

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Photo: The Statue of Liberty in New York has been a welcoming symbol to new immigrants for more than a century, even as US history has been pockmarked with immigration backlashes (AFP)

Date of Publication: 
1/13/18