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  • Natrualization Act of 1790

    Natrualization Act of 1790
    This act provided the first set of rules to be followed by the United States regarding the granting of National Citizenship. It limited the naturalization for "Free White People" of good moral character.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts
    This was four different laws that were meant to keep the United States safe during the war against France. The four laws passed were -The Alien Act -Alien Enemies Act -Sedition Act -The Naturalization Act They helped deport Aliens and created stricter rules to become a citizen.
  • The Naturalization Law of 1802

    The Naturalization Law of 1802
    This law forced the clerk of the court to record the entry of all aliens into the United States. The clerk collected information such as: the applicant's name, birthplace, age, nation of allegiance, place of emigration and place of intended settlement.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    The United States used this as a way to suspend immigration from China.
  • Immigration Act of 1882

    Immigration Act of 1882
    A law passed by the U.S. Congress that placed a 50 cent tax on all immigrants that came into the United States. This money was meant to be used to 'defray' the expenses of regulating immigration.
  • Alien Contract Labor Law of 1885

    Alien Contract Labor Law of 1885
    A Federal law prohibiting the importation of immigrant laborers under contract. This law was meant to target Chinese Immigrants.
  • The Expatriation Act of 1907

    The Expatriation Act of 1907
    There were four parts to this act. Passports :non-renewable aliens passport for six months to immigrants who had lived in the U.S. for six years. Loss of citizenship, states the grounds for losing citizenship. Citizen for married women: provided for loss of citizenship by American women who married foreigners. Child born abroad: provided that child born abroad to alien parents could acquire U.S. citizenship upon the naturalization of their parents during their minority.
  • US Border Patrol

    US Border Patrol
    The U.S. Congress established the United States Border Patrol as part of the Immigration Bureau, which is within the Department of Labor. Some of its duties included the prevention of smuggling and the arrest of illegal immigrants into the United States.
  • The Nationality Act of 1940

    The Nationality Act of 1940
    This law revised "the existing nationality laws of the U.S. into a more complete nationality code" it defined persons who were "eligible for citizenship through birth or naturalization" and clarified "the status of individuals and their children born or residing in the continental U.S., its territories: Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Philippines, Panama or abroad." The law also defined who was ineligible for citizenship, and how thier citizenship could be lost.
  • Magnuson Act

    Magnuson Act
    This is also known as the Chinese Exclusion Repeal Act of 1943, it repealed the previous act and allowed Chinese immigration to come to U.S. for the first time since 1882; it also allowed some Chinese immigrants that were already in the United States to become Naturalized citizens.
  • California Proposition 227

    California Proposition 227
    This bill was passed in California as a way "to educate Limited English Proficiency students in a rapid, one-year program." This bill made it so that LEP students would use English in the classroom and their teachers were not allowed to help them in the native language as often as they used to. It had a large impact on AZ and led the state to something very similar. It also had a negative effect on bilingualism.
  • Arizona Proposition 203: English for Children

    Arizona Proposition 203: English for Children
    This limits the language used in the classroom by teachers to English only for English Language Leaners. It set up the Structured English Immersion classroom and prevented programs like the Dual Language Program from thriving.
  • The Patriot Act

    The Patriot Act
    The Patriot Act was created after the U.S suffered from the attacks on September 11, 2001. This act helped tighten security and border patrol and stopped immigrants from crossing to the U.S in hopes of reducing terroism. It was sighned by George W. bush and the acronym stands for Uniting & Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept & Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.
  • The REAL ID Act of 2005

    The REAL ID Act of 2005
    The law set forth certain requirements for state driver's licenses and ID cards to be accepted by the federal government for "official purposes", as defined by the Secretary of Homeland Security. These purposes can be things like charting air flights or entering a federal building.
  • Arizona SB 1070

    Arizona SB 1070
    Ohter than the Alabama HB56, this is one of the strictest laws, it requires all immigrants over the age of 14 to carry their registration documents with them at all times. If they do not have the documnets on them the person can recieve a misdemeaner.This can be checked by a police officer who performs a "lawful stop, detention or arrest' or during any "lawful contact."
  • Rally against SB 1070

    Rally against SB 1070
    Tens of thousands of people rallied together to stand against SB 1070.Here is an article to read about this event.
  • California DREAM Act of 2011

    California DREAM Act of 2011
    Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors was created to allow children who were brought into the US under the age of 16 without proper visas/immigration documentation who have attended school on a regular basis and otherwise meet in-state tuition and GPA requirements to apply for student financial aid benefits. This Act was a two part bill, AB130 and AB131. AB130 was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on June 25, 2011, and AB131 was signed by Brown on October 8, 2011.
  • Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013

    Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013
    It was introduced to the Senate on April 17, 2013, it is trying to be passed to reform immigration laws in the U.S. If it is passed, undocumented immigrants will have a pathway to their U.S. citizenship, if they have resided in the U.S. since before December 11, 2011. They will have to pay a fine, taxes, passed a background check and have no criminal record.If they complete this process they will be given a a temporary immigrant status for 10 years and then they may apply for their green card.