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85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 4, Chapter 4

Description: Bill introduced by the Texas Senate relating to the enforcement by campus police departments and certain local governmental entities of state and federal laws governing immigration and to related duties and liability of certain persons in the criminal justice system; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.
Date: May 7, 2017
Creator: Texas. Legislature. Senate.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Adelfa Callejo at the Dallas Mega March]

Description: Adelfa Callejo is a Dallas lawyer and civil rights activist who is a leader in the Hispanic community. She is seen here marching in the April 2006 "Mega March" in Dallas, Texas protesting immigration laws along with Hector Flores and other protestors.
Date: April 9, 2006
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Alert: HIV Immigration Act]

Description: An alert from the Center for Disease Prevention Services, addressing the CDC's opposition to HIV being on the list of communicable disease for The Immigrations Act (P.L. 101-649).
Date: February 22, 1991
Creator: Center for Disease Prevention Services
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections


Description: Clipping containing small items of news including the following: 100 women from France are going to Mexico for silk growing, a French merchant locked up a thief with a vicious dog who killed him, and Ben Thompson has no shortage of refreshments and melons but welcomes visitors in jail. Reverse is a fragment of a clipping regarding trains.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[American flag]

Description: This image is a close-up of an American flag with the blue sky as a background. Around 500 people congregated on the outskirts of Dallas to protest against amnesty for undocumented immigrants. Led by the group, Citizens for Immigrant Reform (CFIR), the protesters carried banners and signs alluding to the lack of legislation which would punish undocumented immigrants who live in this country.
Date: April 8, 2005
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Americanization Ideal

Description: Text wherein Barbara Jordan, Peter Goldmark, and Antonia Hernandez discuss immigration in America. The text begins with a copy of an article by Barbara Jordan that also discusses the subject of immigration and xenophobia.
Date: September 11, 1995
Creator: Jordan, Barbara, 1936-1996
Partner: Texas Southern University

Andrew Jensen's Declaration of Intention

Description: Declaration of Intention given to Andrew Jensen from the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization. Signed in the county of Matagorda, the document declares Andrew's intention to become a natural citizen of the United States. It renounces his citizenship in Denmark and the King Frederick VIII. An embossed seal can be seen on the bottom left corner.
Date: May 27, 1910
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Andrew Jensen's Naturalization Papers

Description: Certificate of naturalization provided to Andrew Jensen after he became a citizen of the United States. Some biographical information is provided as well as additional standard signatures and bureaucratic fine print. There are two stamps on the back of the certificate, both of which appear to be written in Danish.
Date: June 1, 1918
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Arlington protester shouting into microphone]

Description: Hundreds of high school students from different schools in Arlington (Texas) participated in a protest march to demand the approval of immigration reform which would include legalization of millions of undocumented immigrants. Procoro Villa, student leader and member of the young group of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), addresses those present.
Date: April 1, 2005
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[August Young's Declaration of Intention, 1918]

Description: Photocopy of August Young's sworn Declaration of Intention (filed in the McCulloch County District Court) to become a United States citizen, containing his renunciation of loyalty to any foreign power, in particular the King of Sweden, and recitation of his arrival from Jonkaping, Sweden to the port of New York in the State of New York aboard a White Star Line vessel on 1889-02-16 and his present marriage to Annie Young, who was born in Sweden.
Date: August 1918
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[August Young's Oath of Allegiance and Order Admitting to Citizenship, 1923]

Description: Photocopy of August Young's Oath of Allegiance presented to the McCulloch County District Court, in which he renounces allegiance to any foreign power, particularly to the King of Sweden, before swearing allegiance to the United States, together with the Order that admits him to citizenship.
Date: March 27, 1923
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

Die Auswanderer nach Texas. [Part 1]

Description: This German text is the first of a three-part historical novel about German emigration to Texas. Through the novel's fictional characters, the author portrays a romantic version of German emigration to the United States, particularly Texas. Set in the mid- to late-1830s, the novel discusses the history of Texas from Spanish rule up to its time as an independent republic.
Date: 1841
Creator: Belani, H. E. R.
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections