How have immigration laws and rules in US changed over time?
Writing for the Pew Research Center,D’Vera Cohn explains:
The United States began regulating immigration soon after it won independence from Great Britain, and the laws since enacted have reflected the politics and migrant flows of the times. Early legislation tended to impose limits that favored Europeans, but a sweeping 1965 law opened doors to immigrants from other parts of the world. In more recent years, laws and presidential actions have been shaped by concerns about refugees, unauthorized immigration and terrorism.
To explore these changes, Pew developed an interactive digital time. Follow this link to explore the resource.
Use a see-feel-think-wonder Project Zero thinking routine to guide the conversation.
You might ask students to step back from what they are have seen and consider how it impacts their understanding of the history of immigration to the United States with the connect-extend-challenge thinking routine to capture.