Immigration for Some

Britannica Media Archivist Melinda Leonard found this 1946 short film on American Immigration. It boasts of diversity and openness but portrays results of a policy that excluded people from most parts of the world. All the newcomers you see are European.


“Britannica Classic Videos: Immigration (1946),” Melinda Leonard, Britannica Blog



“History of Immigration in America: A Turbulent Timeline,” Stephanie Vatz, KQED News

“Are You Smart Enough to Be a Citizen? Take Our Quiz,” Eric Liu, The Atlantic



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