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Immigration and Education

Immigration has played a significant role in shaping the United States for generations. This is especially true today, because the United States is in the midst of a sizable wave of new immigration from Mexico, Central America, Asia, and Africa. Public education is one of the areas where immigration has had the most profound effects, and districts around the country are working to meet the academic and social needs of the newest Americans.

Students at the Raphael Public School in San Francisco, California, are shown saluting the flag in this April 1942 photo. Many of the students were of Japanese ancestry and were eventually housed in internment camps for the duration of World War II.
Source: Lange, Dorothea (photographer). (1942). Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, ...

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