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Eugenics, Anti-Immigration Laws Of The Past Still Resonate Today, Journalist Says

Daniel Okrent, author of The Guarded Gate, draws a parallel between the eugenics movement, which helped shape U.S. immigration in the early 20th century, and President Trump's hard-line stance today.

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Eugenics, Anti-Immigration Laws Of The Past Still Resonate Today, Journalist Says

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