U.S. Immigration Law Timeline
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Ellis Cose, A Nation of Strangers: Prejudice, Politics, and the Populating of America (New York: Morrow, 1992); James Crawford, Hold Your Tongue: Bilingualism and the Politics of “English Only” (Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1992); Roger Daniels, Asian America: Chinese and Japanese in the United States since 1950 (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1988); John Higham, Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism, 1860-1925, 2d ed. (New Brunswick, N J : Rutgers University Press, 1988); Maldwyn Allen Jones, American Immigration, 2d ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992); The Close Up Foundation: U.S. Immigration Policy www.closeup.org. Chronology originally prepared by James Crawford for the National Immigration Forum, 2003 and used with permission from Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights.