There’s been a lot of discussion around banning Muslim immigrants in the US. But this video shows that in the United States, bias immigration policy is nothing new. In fact, in US history, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses…” has only applied to certain immigrants at certain times, with policy often giving preference to immigrants from the Western Hemisphere while sometimes outright banning the rest. Watch this video to learn more.

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