Emma Lazarus's poem, "The New Colossus," as inscribed upon the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.
Denis Kearney's "Appeal From California: The Chinese Invasion," 1878
American Party (a.k.a. Know-Nothings) platform, 1856
Alien and Sedition Acts, 1798
Historical statistics on the foreign-born population of the United States