MATTHEW LAVALLEE is majoring in American & New England Studies and completed his first year in the College of Arts & Sciences in 2011. Born in Lowell, MA and raised in the neighboring town of Chelmsford, Matt spends his summers working at Lowell National Historical Park. Matt also enjoys playing piano. This essay was written for Rachel Schneider’s course, AM 250: Policing the Boundaries of American Identity: Anti-Immigration Movements in U.S. History to 1930.