Alien and Sedation acts of 1798-Allowed the president to deport any foreigner deemed dangerous.
-Increased Residency Requirement from 5 to 14 years
-Repelled in 1802 Citation:
United States. Library of Congress. Alien and Sedition Acts. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 204. <http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Alien.htm
Chinese Exclusion act 1882-Prohibited all immigrants that were Chinese laborers for 10 years
-First time federal law prscribed entry from a certain entry group Citation:
An act to execute certain treaty stipulations relating to the Chinese, May 6, 1882; Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, 1789-1996; General Records of the United States Government; Record Group 11; National Archives.
Naturalization Act of 1906Revised the policy and required all immigrants to know English in order to become naturalized citizens Citation:
"People Waiting Outside an Immigration and Naturalization Service Office." Federal Agency Profiles for Students. Ed. Kelle S. Sisung. Detroit: Gale Group, 1999. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 17 Mar. 2014.
Bracero ProgramThe Bracero program was started because of a shortage of manual labor
McCarran–Walter ActThe act abolished any racial restriction found in previous immigration acts
And is stil in effect In Picture:Patrick McCarran
Operation WetbackDeport every unlawful immigrant that had entered the U.S illegally due to the Bracero program
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986Allowed most unauthorized immigrants currently living in the United States to apply for legal status
-prove that they lived and maintained a continuous physical presence in the U.S. since 1982
-possess a clean criminal record
-provide proof of registration within the Selective Service
-meet minimal knowledge requirements in U.S. history, government and the English language In Picture: Prsident Reagan signing act
ArrivingI arrived in the united states in November of 1999 I had just turned four and I had no idea what was happenning I just followed my grandmother
DREAM ActThe Dream act was introduced.
-entered the U.S before the age of 16
-been present in the United States for at least five (5) consecutive years prior to enactment of the bill
-graduated from a U.S high school, or have a GED, or been accepted into an institution of higher education
-between the ages of 12 & 35
-have good moral character Citation:
"DREAM Act Supporters In Washington." UPI Photo Collection. 2010. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 17 Mar. 2014.
9/11 AttacksAfter the 9/11 attacks immigration laws got tighter and urged border security esspecially with Mexico
BostonI went to Boston with my 6th grade class and it was the first time that my mom had truly explained my situation.
SOTUThe presidents first State of the Union immigration reform promise.
"we should continue the work of fixing our broken immigration system, to secure our borders, and enforce our laws, and ensure that everyone who plays by the rules can contribute to our economy and enrich our nations." Citation:
"President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Speech In Washington." UPI Photo Collection. 2011. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 17 Mar. 2014
Arizona SB 1070The Arizona Act or "The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act" . Required Aliens to carry required documents with them and for officers to ask for them if there is "reasonable suspicion" not for any specific activity.
DACADeffered action for Childhood arrivals was introduced.
-1.7 million potentiall eligable
-4.4 million undocumented immigrants under the age of 30
-500,000 have already applied
Obtaining DACA statusI applied for DACA and it was a long and expensive process. It required fingerprints, meetings with lawyers and finding documents that needed to be sent to the FBI.
Colorado Asset BillHickenlooper signs ASSET Bill for in-state tuition for undocumented students.
Started applying for collegeI started applying for college when I came across some struggles
I had no money and couldn't apply for federal aid and many other scholarhips.
Most colleges would only accept me as an international student which means that tuition would be a lot higher.
PEW AnnouncementPEW Research center announces that Hispanic and Asian americans are more worried about deportation relief than path to citizenship.
Applying for FAFSAI found out that I could apply for FAFSA solely for the universities to have my education.