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TIP SHEET: Suspicion of Muslims has historic antecedents

Jan. 31, 2017—History professor Paul Kramer of Vanderbilt University cites other eras of hostility to immigrants in America, to show that that current anxiety about Muslims is not a new phenomenon

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White supremacist activity spikes when Trump talks anti-immigration: Vanderbilt researcher

Oct. 26, 2016—Internet posts by white supremacists websites have spiked in concert with the presidential campaign.

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Slamming Latinos motivates many of them to register and vote

Mar. 17, 2016—Presidential candidate Donald Trump may be inadvertently tapping into a phenomenon that is energizing U.S. Latinos against him when he talks of sending illegal immigrants home and building a wall blocking off Mexico.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario to speak March 29

Mar. 14, 2016—The Center for Latin American Studies and the Peabody College Department of Teaching and Learning will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sonia Nazario to Nashville March 29-30. Nazario will speak about her book "Enrique’s Journey" as well as current issues regarding immigration.

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Harsh immigration rhetoric pushes Latinos away: Survey

Mar. 4, 2016—When Latinos hear tough talk about immigrants and immigration from politicians, their level of political trust is reduced and they start identifying more with their ethnic group than other qualities such as class or religion.

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‘ALIEN: The Musical’ performance featured at Chancellor’s Lecture Jan. 26

Jan. 5, 2016—A popular, locally produced musical that explores themes of immigration, race, politics and class struggle will be performed Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Blair School of Music as part of the Vanderbilt Chancellor's Lecture Series.

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History is repeating itself with current immigration issues, says Vanderbilt historian

Sep. 30, 2015—NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Immigration must be stopped before newcomers overwhelm our generous welfare system, producing babies with full citizenship rights who add even more strain on social services. So goes a familiar argument for sealing the borders of the United States. “In a lot of respects we have the discussion about immigration and the economy...

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Expert: History is repeating itself with current immigration issues

Sep. 30, 2015—Paul Kramer explains why history is repeating itself in the battle over immigration. Kramer has written about immigration and border issues for the New Yorker and Slate, and been featured on National Public Radio. He has spent the last decade studying U.S. immigration history, and he’s working on a book about the forces that push people into leaving their home countries and immigrating, including the United States’ influence.

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Open borders – not giant wall – is best solution for immigration issue

Sep. 16, 2015—Calling the notion of an immense wall between Mexico and the United States “nonsense,” a Vanderbilt professor in his new book makes the case for open borders between the two countries.

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Vanderbilt hosts series of events around national observance of Constitution/Citizenship Day Sept. 17

Sep. 9, 2015—Panel discussions on immigration and the Second Amendment and a concert are some of the events planned at Vanderbilt University in observance of Constitution Day/Citizenship Day on Sept. 17.

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When being an immigrant makes it more–not less–likely to have a job

Jul. 28, 2015—Among U.S. job-seekers who identify as black, those born in the Caribbean and Africa are more likely to be working than those born here--but a college degree nearly erases that difference.

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Family reunification drives child migration from Latin America

Apr. 20, 2015—New research by Katharine Donato and Blake Sisk examines why children make the difficult journey north.

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