Italian Immigration Battle Resonates Today

Sep 16, 2015 606

By Tim Panzarella

Immigration is hot in presidential politics. On the left, Bernie Sanders denounces open borders as a right-wing conspiracy to pay migrants low wages at the expense of American workers. On the right, Donald Trump advocates deporting all undocumented workers.

This debate is nothing new. It once resonated in Connecticut concerning the ethnic group that is now the state's largest: Italians. More than a century ago, Italians faced allegations that they were stealing jobs that belonged to native-born Americans.

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