PRINCETON, N.J. — In 1921, Congress passed an emergency immigration law limiting the number of foreigners allowed into the United States based on their country of birth, a fearful backlash to the increasing numbers of Poles, Greeks and Italians who arrived in America after World War I.
In response, American composer Cole Porter — best known as a composer and songwriter — wrote a rare ballet in 1923 criticizing America's hostile stance toward immigrants.
Nearly a century later, the ballet is being revived by a Princeton University music professor troubled by President Donald Trump's actions on immigration. On Thursday, the school will debut its modernized version of Porter's "Within the Quota."...
by The Associated Press