Shonosuke Tanaka: Immigrant and Internee

This month Untangle Immigration returns to the story of the Tanaka family. The initial blog on the Tanakas was June 13, 2020 with Graduation Stories. Shonosuke Tanaka, still in his teens, immigrated to the U.S. in 1900. Even before he arrived, anti-Japanese sentiment was already brewing. In 1893, the San Francisco Board of Education attemptedContinue reading “Shonosuke Tanaka: Immigrant and Internee”

Executive Orders about Immigration and DACA: How to Make People Mad

Untangle Immigration began with a story about Japanese internment. That story will continue after exploring the current issue of the Supreme Court decision (announced today, June 18, 2020) regarding DACA. The Supreme Court did not allow the current administration to rescind DACA protections for law-abiding immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors without documentation. I’dContinue reading “Executive Orders about Immigration and DACA: How to Make People Mad”

Graduation Stories

Graduation season ended last week for my family and friends. Socially-distanced ceremonies, video recognitions, and drive-by diploma pickups transformed a familiar occasion into something unique. My niece, Jenna Moye, worked her way through college and graduated from Texas Tech this year. She watched her name on a television screen from a Houston suburb. My friend’sContinue reading “Graduation Stories”

Welcome to Untangle Immigration

The beginning of June, 2020, promises to be one of the oddest times possible to launch a blog that focuses on immigrants and immigration. Immigration is paused in the United States due to COVID-19 and racism is the current focus of the world following the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of MinneapolisContinue reading “Welcome to Untangle Immigration”