Sultan Knish: How America’s Polygamy Ban Blocked Muslim Immigration

220px-Americana_1920_Theodore_RooseveltThe Immigration Act of 1907 had been meant to select only those immigrants who would make good Americans.

And Muslims would not.

In his 1905 State of the Union address, President Theodore Roosevelt had spoken of the need “to keep out all immigrants who will not make good American citizens.”

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