The U.S. Immegration

  • 1790

    It passed a law defining who could become a citizen if a person was not boarn here.
  • Chinese exclution 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.
  • 1880 and 1920

    Between 1880 and 1920, over 20 million immigrants entered the United States. These newcomers comprised an amazing 15% of the total population. The arrival of these newcomers evoked a complex response from the "natives" already living there.
  • Quota Act

    restricted immigration into its country; the act imposed a quota that limited the number of immigrants who would be admitted from any country annually to 3%[1] of the number of residents from that same country who lived in the United States, based on the United States Census figures from 1910.
  • immigration act of 1924

    The Immigration Act of 1924 limited the number of immigrants allowed entry into the United States through a national origins quota. The quota provided immigration visas to two percent of the total number of people of each nationality in the United States as of the 1890 national census. It completely excluded immigrants from Asia.
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    time span

  • immigration reform act

    In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed a bill that has dramatically changed the method by which immigrants are admitted to America. This bill is the Immigration Act of 1965.
  • immegration reform and control act

    When Congress passed and the president signed into law the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the result was the first major revision of America’s immigration laws in decades.
  • immigration act of 1990

    Public Law 101-649 (Act of November 29, 1990), which increased the limits on legal immigration to the United States, revised all grounds for exclusion and deportation, authorized temporary protected status to aliens of designated countries, revised and established new nonimmigrant admission categories, revised and extended the Visa Waiver Pilot Program, and revised naturalization authority and requirements.
  • immegration reform act of 1996

    "In enacting the Illegal Immigrant Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) of 1996 (Division C of P.L. 104-208), Congress rewrote provisions in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) that pertain to the circumstances under which certain aliens subject to expulsion from the United States may become legal residents.