Immigration events leading to SB1070

Timeline created by mrober10
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    Timeline of events affecting immigration policy

  • Pilgrims immigrated to America

    Pilgrims immigrated to America
    Pilgrims came from England seeking religious freedom
  • Peoples begin to migrate to America for economic opportunity

    Peoples begin to migrate to America for economic opportunity
    Americas rich resources were now exposed, many Europeans and Asians came to America seeking economic opportunity, bringing with them thousands of slaves as well.
  • Mexican American War

    Mexican American War
    45% of previously Mexican territory was now U.S. territory.
  • First U.S.- Mexico Railroad Built

    First U.S.- Mexico Railroad Built
    Thousands of undocumented workers from Mexico came to the U.S. in building the Railroad because of work opportunity/demand.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    First Federal law restricting immigration- due to competition from Chinese during the Gold Rush for jobs, etc. Chinese laborers were forbidden from coming to the United States.
  • Mexican Revolution

    Mexican Revolution
    This war encouraged Mexican workers to come to the U.S./AZ because of the weak economy in Mexico.
  • Immigration Act of 1924

    Immigration Act of 1924
    Act passed by Federal Government requiring that only 2% of each nationality could enter the U.S. each year.
  • Start of the Great Depression

    Start of the Great Depression
    America was in complete economic disarray. Americans wanted no job competition from immigrants.
  • Start of WW II

    Start of WW II
    America became a war machine putting America to work and bringing them out of the depression. Many new jobs were created and more immigrants came to fill them.
  • Operation Wet Back

    Operation Wet Back
    over 1 million illiegal immigrants were deported back to Mexico
  • immigration & Nationality Act of 1965

    immigration & Nationality Act of 1965
    Immigration Act of 1924 is replace. No more nationality based restrictions. Citizens could sponsor relatives from country of origin in United States.
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act

    Immigration Reform and Control Act
    over 3 million illegal immigrants are granted amnesty
  • Supreme Court Ruling on SB 1070

    Supreme court struck down 3 o the 4 provisions of the bill
  • NAFTA is created

    NAFTA is created
    North American Free Trade Agreement- brought 13 million new undocumented workers to the U.S.
  • SB 1070 is passed by AZ legislature

    SB 1070 is passed by AZ legislature
    Bill requires that law officials can require to see immigration papers from any "suspicious" individual.