Immigration Reform

Timeline created by jwang1031
  • Fourteeth Amendment

    Fourteeth Amendment
    The passing of the Fourteenth stated that all children born in the U.S. are citizens, no matter if their parents are non-citizens.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act

    The Chinese Exclusion Act
    It was the first immigration law made against a specific ethnic group and was directed specifically at limiting Chinese immigrants in the U.S. for 10 years. "Yellow Peril" became a catchy racist phrase during that time.
  • Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

    Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
    This act took away quotas on immigrants based on their nationality.
  • First Naturalization law in the U.S.

    First Naturalization law in the U.S.
    The Naturalization Act of 1970 kept people of color from becoming natural citizens in the United States. Ethnic groups such as African Americans, and later Asians were not allowed to become legalized in the U.S.
  • Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996

     Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996
    This act says that illegal immigrants that stay in the U.S past 180 will be barred from returning for 2 years and if they stay past 365 years they'll be barred for 10 years.
  • The DREAM Act

    The DREAM Act
    A legislation that would make a way for legalization for undocumented immigrants that has attended high school or the military in the U.S.
  • REAL ID Act

    REAL ID Act
    After 9/11, this act created more visa and asylum restrictions.