Nathan Valencia immigration timeline

  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    chinese exclusion act
    In the spring of 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed by Congress and signed by President Chester A. Arthur. This act provided an absolute 10-year moratorium on Chinese labor immigration. For the first time, Federal law proscribed entry of an ethnic working group on the premise that it endangered the good order of certain localities.
  • Immigration Restriction League

    immigrants endureed additional discrimination as new organizations took up the anti-immigration cause. founded in 1894 by wealthy Bostonians, the Immigration Restriction League sought to impose a literacy test on all immigrants. congress passed such a measure, but President Grover Cleveland vetoed it, calling it "illiberal, naroow, and un-American."over the next couple of years Congress tried several times without success.
  • Geary act extension made permanent

    chinese exclusion act
    Congress extended it for 10 years in the form of the Geary Act. This extension, made permanent in 1902, added restrictions by requiring each Chinese resident to register and obtain a certificate of residence. Without a certificate, she or he faced deportation
  • first large movement of blacks

    The first large movement of blacks occurred during World War I, when 454,000 black southerners moved north. World War I created a huge demand for workers in northern factories, many southern blacks took this opportunity to leave the oppressive economic conditions in the south. - See more at: - See more at:
  • migrants continued to move north

    During the initial wave the majority of migrants moved to major northern cities such as Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and New York. By World War II the migrants continued to move North but many of them headed west to Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. - See more at:
  • congress repealed all the exclusion acts

    In 1943 Congress repealed all the exclusion acts, leaving a yearly limit of 105 Chinese and gave foreign-born Chinese the right to seek naturalization.
  • The Immigration Act of 1990

    The Immigration Act of 1990 provided the most comprehensive change in legal immigration since 1965. The act established a “flexible” worldwide cap on family-based, employment-based, and diversity immigrant visas. The act further provides that visas for any single foreign state in these categories may not exceed 7 percent of the total available.