The Hidden History of US Immigration Policy

US anti-immigrant policy rooted in racist eugenics, impacting DACA recipients.

00:00:00 The US anti-immigrant policy has historical roots in racist eugenics, with Albert Johnson gaining national power after Woodrow Wilson's defeat in the 1918 midterm elections.

โญ๏ธ Woodrow Wilson's re-election campaign in 1916 was centered around the promise of the United States staying out of World War One.

๐Ÿ” In the 1918 midterm elections, the Republican party took control of the House, leading to the rise of Albert Johnson, a congressman from Washington state known for his anti-immigrant views.

๐Ÿ’ฅ Albert Johnson's promotion gave him a platform to express his beliefs about the threat of non-white immigrants to white civilization.

00:02:24 The US anti-immigrant policy has its roots in racist eugenics, as illustrated by the actions of Albert Johnson and Harry Laughlin.

โš ๏ธ The US anti-immigrant policy has its roots in racist eugenics.

โš™๏ธ Albert Johnson, chairman of the committee on immigration and naturalization, hired a eugenics consultant to support anti-immigrant measures.

๐Ÿ“Š A chart was created in 1922 to show the relative social inadequacy of different immigrant races in the United States.

00:04:48 US Anti-Immigrant Policy has racist origins in eugenics, aiming to improve the American gene pool and restrict immigration from certain countries.

๐ŸŒ The roots of US anti-immigrant policy can be traced back to eugenics.

๐Ÿ”ฌ Eugenicist Harry Laughlin promoted compulsory sterilization laws to improve the American gene pool.

๐Ÿ“œ The Johnson Reed Immigration Act of 1924 used eugenics to restrict immigration from specific countries and populations.

00:07:13 The US anti-immigrant policy of 1924 was explicitly racist and eugenicist, aiming to preserve the white race. It used the 1890 census as a benchmark, limiting immigration based on national origin. This radical law sought to maintain America's racial composition.

๐Ÿ“œ The US anti-immigrant policy in the 1920s was based on a racist eugenic ideology.

๐Ÿ” The policy used the 1890 census as a benchmark to determine who could enter the country.

๐ŸŒ The intention behind the policy was to maintain the racial composition of America and protect the white race.

00:09:38 US Anti-Immigrant Policy Has Historical Roots in Eugenics, Impacting 800,000 DACA Recipients.

๐Ÿ“œ US anti-immigrant policy has roots in racist eugenics.

๐ŸŒŽ Highest percentage of non-native born Americans since the founding of the republic.

๐Ÿ—ฝ Immigration policy changes in 1924 led to assimilation and the creation of the solid middle class of America.

00:12:02 The video discusses the impact of the US anti-immigrant policy and its connection to racist eugenics. It highlights the potential consequences for young immigrants and the historical background of this issue.

๐Ÿ“š The Trump administration is planning to round up undocumented young people, raising concerns about the use of their information against them.

๐Ÿ’ก Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a long history of opposing legal and illegal immigration, including advocating for eugenics-based immigration bans.

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Donald Trump has consistently made anti-immigrant statements and policies, such as calling Mexican immigrants rapists and proposing a ban on Muslims.

00:14:25 The US anti-immigrant policy has historical roots in racist eugenics. Immigration has been used as a scapegoat to stir up animosity and hatred towards immigrants.

๐Ÿ”‘ The US anti-immigrant policy has its roots in racist eugenics.

๐ŸŒŽ There are two clear through lines in this administration: the president's strange admiration for Russia and the vehement antipathy toward immigrants.

โš–๏ธ Blaming and punishing immigrants taps into a deep old through line in the country's history that has been seen before with astonishment and shame.

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