U.S. presidents as far back as Harry Truman denounced entry policies based on nationality, calling them discriminatory and un-American.
Social engineering through immigration policy isn’t simple—and such efforts often produce dramatic, unintended consequences.
Every year, unique people—each with their own cultural history—become new citizens of the United States. Must they leave their own heritage behind?
Fifty years after its passage, it’s clear that the law’s ultimate effects are at odds with its original intent.