Intelligence testing: Later Perspectives Published: September 11, 2012

Relatively soon after the Immigration Act of 1924 was passed, the popularity of using racial theories of intelligence as guideposts to immigration law and policy waned.

Intelligence testing: Intelligence Testing and Immigration Law Published: September 11, 2012

The psychological work with the closest influence on later immigration policy was performed by Robert Yerkes of Harvard University.

Intelligence testing Published: September 11, 2012

The nascent science of intelligence testing developed in confluence with growing support for more severe controls on the acceptance of foreign-born entrants to the United States.

Dillingham Commission Published: October 4, 2011

The forty-one volumes of statistical material on immigration eventually published by the Dillingham Commission contained a wealth of information that provided support for limiting immigration, thereby helping lead to passage of the Emergency Immigration Act of 1921 and the Immigration Act of 1924.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Published: September 27, 2011

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is a federal commission tasked with protecting the civil rights of all people residing in the United States.

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles Published: September 26, 2011

Since its creation, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) has worked as an immigrant advocacy group with Southern California’s Los Angeles County.

Center for Immigration Studies Published: September 7, 2011

Through its many publications, public statements and links to conservative legislators, the Center for Immigration Studies has become an influential voice in the congressional debate over immigration policy.

U.S. Censuses Published: September 2, 2011

Mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the decennial censuses were originally undertaken for the purpose of apportioning congressional seats, electoral votes in presidential elections, and funding of government programs among the states.