Immigration laws in british history

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  • Nationality Act

    British Nationality Act, gave citizenship to people from ex-colonies.
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    The pro-Commonwealth Conservative Government

    Before 1962 there was an 'open door' tradition for Commonwealth Immigrants.
    The pro-Commonwealth Conservative Government, in power between 1954 and 1961, took the view that immigration controls were unnecessary and divisive.
  • Commonwealth Immigrants Act

    The Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1962 made Citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies whose passports were not directly issued by the United Kingdom Government subject to immigration control.
  • Immigration Act

    By 1972, with the passing of the Immigration Act, only holders of work permits, or people with parents or grandparents born in the UK could gain entry - effectively stemming primary immigration from Commonwealth countries.
  • British Nationality Act

  • Immigration Act

  • Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act

  • Asylum and Immigration Act

  • Immigration and Asylum Act

  • Immigration (Leave to enter and remain) Order

  • Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act

  • Points-based system

    The points-based system is composed of five tiers, described by the UK Border Agency