Subject of the Month

A monthly display featuring resources on specific thematic subjects.

March 2019


Postcard of Ellis Island, c. 1930

Ellis Island, NYC Postcard circa 1930 from the Library of Congress

Selector: Michelle LaLonde


Immigration is very much in the news today--and has been a controversial issue throughout American history. This research guide will explore voluntary immigration to the United States, its history, and the law regarding immigration. The guide will also cover related concepts, including the process of people choosing to leave their own nation ("emigration"), the involuntary moving away by large groups of people from their home countries ("refugees"), and humanitarian laws allowing refugees to migrate to other countries ("asylum"). This guide will also provide some comparison to immigration-related laws and policies of other nations.


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Books in Print