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Multimedia, Thought Leadership | Aug 31, 2018

NowThis: New York’s Tenement Museum On The Lessons History Can Teach Us On Immigration

Featured on NowThis Politics

Opinion Editorials, Thought Leadership | Aug 15, 2018

The Ever Evolving American Identity: a New Mission at The Tenement Museum

What should a museum do when its subject matter becomes one of the most contested...

Opinion Editorials, Thought Leadership | Jun 28, 2018

The people who say Trump’s immigration stance ‘isn’t American’ must look at their history – it is

Featured in The Independent

Opinion Editorials, Thought Leadership | May 16, 2018

John Kelly gets it wrong: ‘Unskilled’ people made this country

"They’re also not people that would easily assimilate into the United States . . ....

Opinion Editorials, Thought Leadership | Apr 7, 2018

Sending U.S. troops to police the Mexican border endangers us all

My partner’s grandmother, Karolina Segin, arrived at Ellis Island alone at age 15 on...

Opinion Editorials, Thought Leadership | Feb 21, 2018

I was a dreamer, too—and I know America is stronger for welcoming immigrants like my parents

I was once a dreamer, too Just like the almost 1 million young people who are...

Opinion Editorials, Thought Leadership | Feb 4, 2018

“Chain migration” is an American tradition

I bet Samuel Reigar was a pretty good dad. This is because in the 19th century he was a...

Opinion Editorials, Thought Leadership | Jan 29, 2018

What the 1920 Wall Street bombing tells us about modern immigration scare tactics

Featured in The Washington Post

Thought Leadership | Jan 17, 2018

Why ‘Legal Immigration’ Doesn’t Apply To Early Immigrants To The U.S.

Featured on NPR: All Things Considered

Opinion Editorials, Thought Leadership | Jan 14, 2018

Yes, your ancestors probably did come here legally — because ‘illegal’ immigration is less than a century old

When Nathalie Gumpertz arrived in New York in 1858, she was 22, single and ready to...