7 Primary Source Documents Related to Immigration and the ACLU

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Since its inception the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has taken part in some of the most contentious legal battles in American history. The ACLU has once again become a central figure in a contentious legal battle following their objections to the recent Executive Order restricting immigration from 7 countries. The ACLU has a long history of fighting restrictions on immigration they deem in violation of civil liberties. The documents below found in the美国公民利比亚问题rties Union Papers, 1912-1990are several examples of the ACLU’s past involvement in issues surrounding immigration.

1.Deportation: Wheeler, Yoko

2.Immigration: Chinese Exclusion Laws; Correspondence, etc

3.Federal: Dangerous Aliens Immigration Bill

4.Immigration: Hungarian Refugees

5.Immigration: “Inadmissible Aliens”-General Restriction Issues

6.Immigration: Legislation: Quotas and Natural Origin

7.Department of Justice: President’s Commission on Immigration and Naturalization

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