Immigration timeline/timetoast

  • Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

    Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
    Which stopped entry of Chinese immingrants into the United States for ten years. That act was the first to establish the federal governments right to restrict immigration based on nationalitites.
  • 1888 & 1891

    1888 & 1891
    They allowed the national government not only the exclude certain individuals convicts, prostitutes, and insane persons, for example but also to deport aliens who entered the country in violation of these immigration laws.
  • Quota Act of 1921

    Quota Act of 1921
    This acted limited the annual number of immigrants from each nationality to 3 percent of the number of foregin-born persons of that nationality who wereliving in the United States in 1910. For example, assume that there were 100,000 Polish persons living in the United States.
  • Immigration Act of 1924 and National Origins Act of 1929

    Established a new quota system for each nationality and set a limit on the total number of immigrants to be allowed entry at all ( 150,000 per year).
  • 1965

    Law had eliminated quotas based on national origin. As many as 270,000 immigrants could be admitted each year without regard to nationality.
  • 1986 - Immigration Reform and Control Act

    1986 - Immigration Reform and Control Act
    Employers who repeatedly violate this law also included amnesty program.
  • - 1987-88 - Amnesty Program

    - 1987-88 - Amnesty Program
    Illegal aliens who could prove that they had beem in this country continuously for at least five years could apply to obtain temorary legal residency status. Eighteen months later, they could applu for permanent residency.
  • Immigration Act of 1929

    Immigration Act of 1929
    Revised several other acts, including an act passed in 1965.
  • 1994- Proposition 187

    It denied public social services, publcly funded health care, and public education to people who were suspected of being illegal aliens.
  • Immigration Reform Act of 1996

    Immigration Reform Act of 1996
    Into effect a number of provisions to stem illegal immigration some of which are listed.
  • Welfare Reform Act of 1996

    Welfare Reform Act of 1996
    immigrants who are not yet citizens, from receiving most forms of public assistance, including welfare benefits.
  • 1997

    Many refugess automatically became eligible for permanent legal residence. Other illegal immigrants were allowed to remain in the United States while the government processed their applications for permanent legal residence