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Fugitive Slave Act


  • Originally published 03/05/2018

    There are echoes of the Fugitive Slave Act in today's immigration debate

    Harold Meyerson

    Just as the slave catchers argued, speciously, that freed Negroes imperiled the antebellum North, today's anti-immigrant forces, beginning with Trump, argue that immigrants pose a threat to public safety, though crime has fallen precipitously during the past quarter-century.