New Hampshire's Immigration Story: The History of Immigration Law

Nov 8, 2011

Although we are a nation of immigrants, the first laws to enforce who could be an  American citizen  and who couldn't didn’t appear until the late 1880s.  Since then, new legislation like the Immigration Acts of 1921 and 1965, as well as the Refugee Act of 1980s have both strengthen and loosened these rules.  As part of our year long series "New Hampshire's Immigration Story", we'll talk today about the law, how it’s evolved and ask if it once again needs to be modified?


Mark Krikorian - Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a think tank that supports tighter control over immigration laws.

Ron Abramson - Founder & Principal of Abramson Immigration Solutions in Manchester, who frequently speaks, writes and teaches about immigration law.