Washington Week

The Backstory: A Nation of Immigrants

Clip: Season 2015 | 3m 54s

NPR's Tom Gjelten tells the story of the transformation of America's immigration policies in his new book "A Nation of Nations: A Great America Immigration Story." Fifty years ago, the Immigration and Nationality Act was signed into law, and Gjelten says that it "changed America more than any other law in the 20th century... because it opened America's doors to people of color."

Aired: 09/29/15

Rating: NR

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10 big stories Washington Week covered

Celebrating 50 Years

10 big stories Washington Week covered

Washington Week came on the air February 23, 1967. In the 50 years that followed, we covered a lot of history-making events. Read up on 10 of the biggest stories Washington Week covered in its first 50 years.

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