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Gypsy immigration Published: February 14, 2011
Gypsies, because of their itinerant lifestyle both in Europe and in North America, are among the most difficult immigrants to understand or characterize.
Jose Angel Gutierrez (1944– ) lawyer, professor, civil rights activist Published: February 14, 2011
Jose Angel Gutierrez was one of the earliest leaders of the CHICANO movement, helping to elect five Chicano city council members in the face of threats and Jim Crow laws.
Guest children Published: February 14, 2011
With Europe engulfed in war starting in 1939, charitable organizations petitioned the Canadian government to provide asylum for child refugees, including Jews living in Britain, France, Switzerland, Spain, and Portugal.
Guatemalan immigration Published: February 14, 2011
Guatemalan immigration to North America was largely the product of the civil unrest in Guatemala during the 1980s and 1990s.
Greek immigration Published: February 14, 2011
Greeks emigrated from their homeland and from many parts of the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire beginning in the 1890s, forming one of the most homogeneous ethnic groups in North America.
Graham v. Richardson (1971) Published: February 14, 2011
According to this U.S. Supreme Court decision of 1971, the classification of “alien” is suspect under the Fourteenth Amendment.
Henry B. Gonzalez (1916–2000) politician Published: February 14, 2011
Henry Gonzalez was the first Mexican American to be elected to the Texas state senate in the modern era, setting an example for Hispanics in the political mainstream.
Elian Gonzalez (1993– ) Cuban immigrant Published: February 14, 2011
Elián González became the focus of an intense public debate over America’s Cuban immigration policy after surviving a shipwreck in which his mother died during a November 1999 escape from Cuba.
Corky Gonzales (1928–2006) social activist Published: February 14, 2011
Born in Denver, Colorado, to a family of migrant farmworkers, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales became one of the leading activists for fair treatment of Mexican laborers in the United States.
Samuel Gompers (1850–1924) labor leader Published: February 14, 2011
Samuel Gompers was the most influential early labor leader in the United States. The son of Jewish parents who had emigrated from Holland to England in 1844, he and his family immigrated to New York City in 1863.
Ghanaian immigration Published: February 14, 2011
Most Ghanaians came to the United States and Canada after independence in 1957, seeking education and business opportunities.
German immigration Published: February 14, 2011
Germans are one of the few immigrant groups to substantially define American character from the founding of the republic to the turn of the 21st century.
Georgia colony Published: February 14, 2011
The Georgia colony was unique among Britain’s American colonies. It was founded in 1732 as a penal colony for the “worthy” poor in the disputed territory between the British Carolina colonies and Spanish Florida.
Gentlemen’s Agreement Published: February 13, 2011
The Gentlemen’s Agreement was an informal set of executive arrangements between the United States and Japan in 1907–08 that defused a hostile standoff over the results of Japanese labor migration to California.