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AUG 24, 2013 - C-SPAN

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Dillingham Commission and Immigration Legislation

Penn State professor Tobias Brinkmann talked about the history of immigration and the Dillingham Commission's work. The U.S. Immigration Commission, known as the "Dillingham Commission," began its work in 1907, and concluded that immigration from Europe posed a threat to American society and culture and should be reduced. The commission's findings inspired the immigration restriction acts of the 1920s, including the Emergency Quota Act of 1921.

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