When Pope Francis canonizes Junipero Serra, he will become the first Hispanic American saint. Analysts see this as an effort to restore the historical balance away from "Anglo-centric" interpretation of U.S. history to the importance of Catholic missions.
This October marks the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act. At a moment when immigration has taken the spotlight in U.S. politics, Veteran NPR correspondent Tom Gjelten investigates its importance.
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