Immigration Policies

  • Naturalization Act

    Allowed an individual to apply for citizenship if they were a free white person, being of good character, and living in the United States for two years. If never been resident, disregarded.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    The Chinese Exclusion act was imposed to exclude Chinese from migrating to the United States. The government felt that Chinese laborers were a threat to order in certain localities. The law stated that for the next ten years the Chinese laborers were suspended from coming into the United States.
  • Immigration Act

    Stated a 50 cents tax would be levied on all aliens landing at United States ports. And examinations would be used.
  • Wartime Measure

    This Act held that whenever any American diplomatic or consular officer had a reason to believe that any alien thought to enter the United States for the purpose of engaging in activites that may put society in danger, they can refuse a visa.
  • Secure Fence Act

    This was an act to establish control over the international land and maritime borders of the United States.