Joe Arpaio

Myopia and hypocrisy from the Trump team on immigration

Myopia and hypocrisy from the Trump team on immigration

There was a time, about a century ago, when immigrants coming to the United States were demeaned for their “foreign ways,” their supposed inability to assimilate into mainstream American culture and for allegedly contributing to crime and other immoral activities in the United States. Such beliefs led to the highly restrictive Immigration Act of 1924 that severely reduced the number of immigrants from supposedly undesirable regions — mostly Eastern and Southern Europe.

It took more than 40 years for such discriminatory immigration practices to end in the United States. The

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