By Donna R. Gabaccia, Professor of History and Director, Immigration History Research Center
It’s often said that bad news is real news while good news…well, good news often just doesn’t make it onto the front page. Is the only immigration news we read the bad news?
This week we went looking for the quieter immigration stories that don’t always make the headlines or even the inner pages of web and print news. Certainly in the past year, we have learned a lot about political conflicts over immigration policy in national and state capitals. Conflict and anger have been front and center in media attention to immigration. But for the reader who is willing to dig a bit, immigration stories featuring cooperation and understanding between foreign- and native-born can also be found.