[The Deportation Nation website provides a powerful interactive overview of U.S. deportation history and policies.--TPOI editors]
The United States is not just a nation of immigrants, it is also a nation of deportation.
This timeline shows how the U.S. immigration system became focused on enforcement and criminalization. Click to watch videos and learn how the Founding Fathers allotted power to decide who can enter, and who will be deported. Context is key to understanding the “deportation delirium” that has led to a record number of removals under the Obama administration.
Click here to view the deportation timeline: