Thursday, December 10, 2015

Trump's Proposal to Ban Muslims is Worse Than the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882


Erika Lee, the director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota and the author of The Making of Asian America, argues that Trump's proposal to ban all Muslims from the United States makes the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 look tame by comparison.  The Chinese Exclusion Act only applied to manual laborers.

She explains in a recent seven-minute interview at Public Radio International.