Fugitive Slave Act
Originally published 03/05/2018
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.
Originally published 02/21/2017
Christopher N. Lasch
Sanctuary cities’ resistance to immigrant rendition, like northern resistance to slave rendition, takes place in that part of the law that is reserved for local action and upon which the federal government cannot intrude.
Originally published 02/13/2017
The actions of attorneys general in California and other states have their antecedents in the fight against that draconian law.
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