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A century of immigration discrimination

Deny immigration to certain nationalities? U.S. has gone down this path before.

On Feb. 5, 1917, Congress passed the Immigration Act of 1917 to bar entry of Asian, Mexican and Mediterranean people, poor people and those with mental or physical disabilities or criminal records.

We can once again quote William Faulkner who said, "The past is not even past." In this case, almost to the day.

Elizabeth DuVerlie, Baltimore

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