No passports or visas were needed to enter the United States through Ellis Island at this time. In fact, no papers were required at all.
A committee created by Woodrow Wilson to promote U.S. involvement in World War I changed public opinion, but also led to vigilante violence.
Woodrow Wilson thought German Americans couldn't assimilate.
Approximately 700 miles of barbed wire, chain link, post-and-rail and wire mesh fencing has been erected along the border.
Chinese immigrants, escaped slaves, and Native Americans were all people U.S. forces tried to keep on one side or the other.
Between 1850 and 1930, the census created new categories that reinforced a white supremacist obsession with ‘racial purity.’
As many as 1.3 million people may have been swept up in the Eisenhower-era campaign.
Lawmakers thought focusing on family unification would preserve the immigration status quo. The result was just the opposite.
See a colorized version of an early 1900s photo of the president's grandparents.
One immigrant group’s journey from outsiders to shaping 20th-century law enforcement.