We, all of us, even the nomadic NATIVE AMERICAN tribes, can be said to be immigrants. From the crossing of the Bering Strait to today’s relatively non-contraversial border with Canada and the semantically charged border with Mexico, the ebb and flow of human territorial movements have been the source of war and peace, love and misfortune. This always relevant and perhaps nation defining topic will continue to ebb and flow in our national consciousness and in all our discussions on:
- Who is an American
- What is America
- What is American’s national vision?
- What is American’s role in the world?
- What is our national identity?
- and so on, and so on…
Links and resources for this discussion:
Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States Selected Statutes, Regulations, and Forms As Amended to May 20, 2010 By Martin, Motomura, Fullerton Aleinikoff
US Census Bureau: