WILL: Homestead Act was first comprehensive immigration law

December 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm in The Daily Republic

This is how the Homestead Act of 1862 is described by Blake Bell, historian at the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice, Neb., one of the National Park Service’s many educational jewels that make the NPS one of just two government institutions (the other is the U.S. Marine Band) that should be exempt from any budget cuts, for all eternity. Continue Reading