Not Quite So Welcome Anymore

As reflected in a TIME poll, the public mood over immigration is turning sour again

After New York's World Trade Center is rocked by a thundering explosion, police round up a string of Arab immigrants as suspects, including an Egyptian radical who was admitted to the U.S. by mistake. Off the shore of New York's Long Island, a rusty tramp steamer called the Golden Venture runs aground, disgorging nearly 300 frightened Chinese trying to enter the country illegally; 10 die. Newly elected President Bill Clinton, reneging on a campaign promise, denies entry to Haitian boat people, then is blindsided by hostile public reaction when his first two choices for Attorney General turn out to have hired...

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