Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs 60 to 70 original background narratives with over 100 documents to chronicle the major events. Various records may include:  • official reports  • surveys  • speeches from leaders and opinion makers  • court cases  • legislation  • testimony  • and much more Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Organized chronologically, each volume covers the same wide range of topics:  • business  • the economy and labor  • energy, environment, science, technology, and transportation  • government and politics  • health and social services  • international affairs  • national security and terrorism  • rights and justice Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents include:  • a comprehensive introduction  • background information on the event  • full-source citations  • easy access to material  • detailed and thematic table of contents  • references to related coverage  • documents from the last ten editions of the series

Trump Administration and Supreme Court Issue Immigration Orders : August 12, August 14, September 11, and October 4, 2019

Trump Administration and Supreme Court Issue Immigration Orders
Melissa Feinberg

With Congress stalled on the comprehensive immigration reform sought by President Donald Trump, the administration used the power of the presidency to enact restrictions on who can enter the United States. This included releasing an expanded version of the “public charge” rule that limits asylum applications from immigrants who might rely on public assistance, a presidential proclamation banning entry into the United States for immigrants who would require government-funded health care, and a ban on asylum seekers who arrived in the United States by way of a third country who did not first ...

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