Science and technology

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.

Higher education Published: January 11, 2012

Higher educationInternational scholars and students have made great contributions to the United States—economically, in helping to advance science and technology, and in increasing international understanding.

Eugenics movement Published: November 14, 2011

The eugenics movement had a significant influence on U.S. immigration policy. Politicians, reformers, and civic leaders imbued with a sense of Americanism and scientific justification enacted laws to limit immigration to what they regarded as “desirable” types.

Albert Einstein Published: October 12, 2011

The greatest physicist of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein found refuge from Nazi threats in the United States, where he became a symbol of scientific genius and internationalism.

Sergey Brin Published: August 16, 2011

Brin teamed up with Stanford University classmate Larry Page to found the Internet company Google, based on its search engine that uses backlinks for ranking.