The first immigrants came from England settled down in the America on May 14, 1607. They found a settlement in Virginia and named it "Jamestown".
the first African immigration
About 20 African people were brought to Jamestown, America. They were the first African in the slavery history.
the Mayflower compact
102 English Pilgrims took the Mayflower from England to America. They arrived in Plymouth and signed the Mayflower Compact, which meant they were all agreed to build a government in America.
American government Purcahsed Luisiana From Fance, greatly increased the terrytory of America and created the opportunities for Franch immigrated to America.
Acquisition of Florida
By the Treaty of Adams-Onis, America got the Spanish Florida with 5 million dollars. Like Louisiniana perchase, this Perchase incresed America's territorry and brought many immigrants from other countries.
Salt Lake City Settlement
Brigham Young leaded many Mormonism settled in Utah and created Salt Lake City.
American got a large territories and population, including the Arizona, after the war, which maked America become one of the biggest countries in the world.
The news that California has Gold spread all over the world and attracted a large population came to seek gold, making it the biggest immigration in the U.S. history.
1864 Immigration Act
President Abraham Lincoln usged congress to pass the Immigration act to encourage foreigner people come to America and work here.
Chinese Exclusion Act
Because of a large Chinese immigrants came to west America, U.S. government were allowed to suspend Chinese immigrantion for 10 years.
Foreigners can get a legal visa and stay in America as long as they can invest 1,000,000 dollars or creating at least 10 jobs opportunites. This act lower the requirements for some rich immigrants from other countries.
Arizona SB 1070
This act is the strictest anti-immigration act in the U.S.. The law has rigor requirement for immigrants who don't have a legal documents.
supreme Court Isuues Ruling On S.B.1070
The supreme Court strikes down key provisions of S.B.1070 except one statement that police has right to check the immigration status of suspects.
Apology for Chinese Exclusion Act
The 112th Congress provided a formal apology for the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act.
Alien of Extraordinary Ability
This kind of Visa applies to people who can demonstrate they are extraordinary in a specific field. These people can get EB -1A petition without a labor certification. They can also get the green card as well.