How crossing the US-Mexico border became a crime

By on Sunday, April 30th, 2017 in National Features | No Comments

By Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Associate Professor, History and African-American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. It was not always a crime to enter the United States without authorization. In fact, for most of American history, immigrants could enter the United States without official permission and not fear criminal prosecution by the federal government. That changed in…

Yes No