We will learn about U.S. history of immigration in terms of inclusion and exclusion as well as the history of America’s border. We will learn the facts about the economic case for immigration, the politics of immigration in the Trump era, today’s politics of expanding the wall along the southern border and how to change the narrative around immigrants in America today.
John A. Gronbeck-Tedesco is Associate Professor and Convener of American Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey. He is the author of the book, Cuba, the United States, and Cultures of the Transnational Left, 1930-1975 (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and co-editor of Screening Images of American Masculinity in the Age of Postfeminism (Lexington Books, 2015). His writing has appeared in American Quarterly, Journal of Latin American Studies, Washington Post, and several other web publications. He is currently working on a book about Cuban refugees.
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