Keith M. Francis

when I grow up...

crisis

requiem for peace

capitalisms exploitations

the abduction

fruit of the
poisonous tree

welcome!

Welcome!

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2016

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silkscreen on nylon/cotton fabric, hand sewn

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45 X 66 X .15 in | 1,143 X 1,676 X 3.81 mm

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Conceptual

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Contemporary Art

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An examination of the United States Immigration laws passed since 1790.

 

African-Americans were declared non-citizens in 1857. Irish and Catholics were isolated and marginalized by American society in the 19th century. Chinese were banned from immigrating in 1882; anarchists, epileptics, physical defects, children unaccompanied by

a parent and others were ruled inadmissible in 1903 – 07. The 1917 Immigration Act establishes an “Asiatic Barred Zone”, banned all immigrants from Asia. Japanese were made ineligible for citizenship in 1922. A 1924 immigration quota change limited Jewish entry for 20 years. In 1924 Native Americans were made citizens of the United States

of America. In 1952 tight restrictions were placed on blacks from the West Indies from entering. The Communist Control Act of 1954 criminalized political membership.

 

Data

Context

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