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Expelling the Poor

  • Originally published 03/21/2017

    10 facts about the origins of American deportation policy

    Hidetaka Hirota

    Where did the policy come from? When and why was it introduced in the United States? Who was the target of removal law? How were deportation laws enforced? In "Expelling the Poor," historian Hidetaka Hirota answers these questions in revealing the roots of immigration restriction in the United States.