April 29, 2016

Professor Chin to Speak at U.S. Capitol Historical Society Symposium

The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will hold its annual spring symposium, Congress and a Nation of Immigrants, 1790-1990: From the First Naturalization Act to the Simpson-Mazzoli Act, on May 5 and 6.

Professor Gabriel "Jack" Chin is among the symposium speakers who will tackle a range of topics that examine Congress and immigration law through various lenses, including race, quotas, politics, and popular culture. As speakers consider immigration law and related issues, they will detail and challenge popular perceptions of racial, ethnic, and political differences in American society from 1789 and the Alien Acts through the Simpson-Mazzoli Act in 1986.

Professor Chin will speak in in room 325 of the Russell Senate Office Building on Friday, May 6 from 10:55am to 11:40am. He will discuss the 1965 Immigration Act in a talk titled, "Was the Diversification of America an Unintended Consequence?"

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://uschs.org/news-releases/symposium-focuses-immigration-legislation/.