I just finished reading guarding the golden door american immigration policy and immigrants since 1882 by roger daniels it focuss most of its attention on the expanding network of contradictory unenforceable political and often blatantly racist immigration laws passed in the united states since the first chinese exclusion act in 1882. The federal governments efforts to pick and choose among the multitude of immigrants seeking to enter the united states began with the chinese exclusion act of 1882 conceived in ignorance and falsely presented to the public it had undreamt of consequences and this pattern has been rarely deviated from since. Guarding the golden door part i the golden door closes and opens 1882 1965 chapter one the beginnings of immigration restriction 1882 1917 in the beginning congress created the chinese exclusion act like much of what congress has done about immigration since then it was conceived in ignorance was falsely presented to the public and . Guarding the golden door american immigration policy and immigrants since 1882 user review not available book verdict daniels prisoners without trial provides an expert reexamination of american immigration policy and immigrant history. This useful study introduces readers to the tangled history of immigration policy in the united states such an introduction is badly needed on the evidence of this book much of us immigration guarding the golden door american immigration policy and immigrants since 1882 american immigration policy and immigrants since 1882 by
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