A New Frontera

On September 27, 2013 By
    Editor’s note: This is a spoken word piece written by Sarah Northrup that was inspired by her reflections on immigration and the Statue of Liberty (Read the blog post here.). It originally appeared on Sarah’s personal blog, Seeds of Hope. Permission was given by the author to repost.     […]Continue Reading
    Editor’s note: This blog post originally appeared on Sarah’s personal blog, Seeds of Hope. Permission was given by the author to repost. In the beginning of the 20th century, many immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe flooded the gates of Ellis Island by the hundreds of thousands. Oftentimes, they came […]Continue Reading

Historical Amnesia

On August 19, 2013 By
  Editor’s note: Rep. Steve King has recently been in the news for his anti-immigration reform efforts, which have been rebuked by many of his Republican colleagues. This article, written last year, corrects some of his earlier assertions regarding immigration. Last week, a Member of Congress from Iowa invoked Ellis Island as an example of […]Continue Reading
My wife and I spent last weekend in New York City.  In addition to spending some time with good friends and seeing Rockefeller Center’s famous Christmas tree, we had the chance to explore some of the immigrant history of New York.  I’m convinced that if every American adult went on the immigration history tour […]Continue Reading

The Gift We Received

On November 21, 2012 By
Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is a repost of a blog from last month by Lisa Van Engen. As we think about the Thanksgiving holiday, we at G92 want to remember the Native American community that is often overlooked in the immigration debate. This community was here before immigrants arrive, and they are still here today. […]Continue Reading

The Gift We Received

On October 24, 2012 By
In Kollen Park, on the shore of Lake Macatawa in Holland, Michigan, stands a bronze statue.   “The Immigrants” statue is a gift from the people of Drenthe, in the Netherlands.   A group of immigrants journeyed in the spring of 1847 from Rotterdam to New York City’s Ellis Island. The Atlantic passage took […]Continue Reading

Immigrants and Labor

On September 5, 2011 By
Today is Labor Day, which for the vast majority of Americans means little more than a three-day weekend and the end of summer.  It seemed to me an appropriate occasion, though, to write about immigration.   You see, most of immigration is explained by labor.  While there are individuals who migrate because they are […]Continue Reading
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