The United States has prided itself on being a "melting pot" for different races, cultures, and ethnicities. However, Congress passed immigration policies that refute this statement. During times of war, the United States has opened its doors to immigrants to help with labor and population shortages yet passed legislation that made it harder for immigrants and refugees to survive in the United States, as shown in legislation passed during World War II and the Vietnam War.
Hughes, Sydney, "...With Liberty and Equality for All?" (2019). Spring Presentation of Undergraduate Research. 4.