In the last 50 years, the foreign-born population in the U.S. has tripled. This hour, we’ll look at the lasting impact of the Immigration and Nationality Act through the lens of one Virginia county with NPR’s Tom Gjelten, author of “A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story” (Simon & Schuster).
Jose Antonio Vargas, a journalist, filmmaker, and immigration rights activist, from San Francisco, holds up his California Driver's License as he speaks to supporters of fair immigration reform gather in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, April 18, 2016. The Supreme Court is taking up an important dispute over immigration that could affect millions of people who are living in the country illegally. The Obama administration is asking the justices in arguments today to allow it to put in place two programs that could shield roughly 4 million people from deportation and make them eligible to work in the United States. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo
In this June 23, 2018, file photo, an immigrant child looks out from a U.S. Border Patrol bus leaving as protesters block the street outside the U.S. Border Patrol Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas. David J. Phillip/AP Photo