Immigration Issues

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  • Natralization Act

    Natralization Act
    Alarmed by the influx of so many immigrants, Congress on January 29, 1795 modified the Act of 1790, raising the period of residence from two years to five years before a person could be naturalized.
  • Massive Foreign Immigration

    Massive Foreign Immigration
    The Gold Rush resulted in immigration to California from virtually every area of Europe, Asia, and the Pacific.At first, immigrants were accepted by almost everyone, as land, gold, and other resources were plentiful. As those resources became less abundant, however, a minority of white racists played on miners' fears of foreign competition and came to dominate the legislature, setting up barriers to foreign immigrants
  • Page Act

    Page Act
    The Senate and House Representations of the United States of America in Congress approved a law stating that any immigration of Chinese, Japanese, or any Asian country, to the United States must be free and voluntary. There were five sections to the Page law. The second section stated that any citizen of the United States whotried to transport any Chinese, Japanese or from any of the Asian countries without their consent would be punished with a fine and jail time. The third section stated that
  • Exclusion Act

    Exclusion Act
    This act is the first time the concept 'illigal immigrants' is used in America.Passed in 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act was a climax to more than thirty years of progressive racism. Anti-Chinese sentiment had existed ever since the great migration from China during the gold rush, where white miners and prospectors imposed taxes and laws to inhibit the Chinese from success. Racial tensions increased as more and more Chinese emigrated, occupied jobs, and created competition on the job market.
  • Asiatic Barred Zone Act

    Asiatic Barred Zone Act
    Creation of the Asiatic Barred Zone by the U.S. government highlighted the country’s negative attitude toward Asian immigrants during the early twentieth century.
  • Johnson–Reed Act

    Johnson–Reed Act
    The Immigration Act of 1924 limited the number of immigrants allowed entry into the United States through a national origins quota. The quota provided immigration visas to two percent of the total number of people of each nationality in the United States as of the 1890 national census. It completely excluded immigrants from Asia.
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act

    Immigration Reform and Control Act
    First major revision of America’s immigration laws in decades. The law seeks to preserve jobs for those who are legally entitled to them—American citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in the United States.
  • Arizona Proposition 203

    Arizona Proposition 203
    English Language Education for Children in Public Schools.Requires that all public school instruction be conducted in English.
  • AZ-Proposition 200

    AZ-Proposition 200
    "Arizona Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act"-Require evidence of US citizenship be presented to register to vote, that proof of identification be presented by every voter at the polling place prior to voting,
  • AZ "Minuteman Project"

    AZ "Minuteman Project"
    Volunteers from around the county -- part of a civilian-based effort known as the "Minuteman Project" -- descend on Cochise County for a month to "assist" the U.S. Border Patrol in its search for undocumented immigrants.
  • AZ, State of Emergency

    AZ,  State of Emergency
    Gov. Janet Napolitano declares a state of emergency along Arizona's border with Mexico.
  • Arizona's Employer-Sanctions Law

    Arizona's Employer-Sanctions Law
    Gov Janet Napolitano signs into law a sweeping bill that levies fines against employers found to have hired illegal immigrants.Punish employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers.
  • AZ-Amended Version of SB 1070

    AZ-Amended Version of SB 1070
    Senate gives final approval to the new version with a vote of 17-11. The bill heads to Gov. Jan Brewer's desk.
  • Arizona SB 1070

    Arizona SB 1070
    "Let me see your papers"-misdemeanor crime if told hold documented evidence of beign a citizen.U.S. federal law requires all aliens over the age of 14 who remain in the United States for longer than a month to get registered with the U.S. government.
  • Senate Bill 1070

     Senate Bill 1070
    Gov. Jan Brewer signs Senate Bill 1070 into law
  • 9th Circuit

    9th Circuit
    The 9th Circuit upholds Bolton's ruling halting several parts of SB 1070 from going into effect.
  • AZ-Immigration Policy

    AZ-Immigration Policy
    Arguments are scheduled before the U.S. Supreme Court. Much of the discussion is expected to focus on what, if any, role states can play in enforcing immigration policy, which has historically been the purview of the federal government.