Timeline on Immigration

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    Immigration Changes over the Years

  • The American Movement

    The movement was designed to assimate people of wide ranging culture into the dominant culture.
  • Opening of Ellis Island

    this is where immigrants from Italy, Russia, Austria-Hungary or Southern and Eastern Europe came to escape religious persecution.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act

    It banned all entry to Chinese then it extended to Japanese and other Asian people.
  • Gentlemen's Agreement

    An agreement that banned all Japanese people from coming to America.
  • Opening for Angel Island

    Let immigrants from China and Japan or Asia come to seek their futures.
  • Emergency Ouota Act

    This act sets up a maximum number of people who could enter the U.S. from each country.
  • War Brides Act

    This act allowed the non-Asian spouses, natural children, and adopted children of United States military personnel to enter the U.S. after World War II. More than 100,000 entered the United States under this Act and its extensions and amendments until it expired in December 1948.
  • The Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965

    The Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, also known as the Hart-Celler Act, abolished an earlier quota system based on national origin and established a new immigration policy based on reuniting immigrant families and attracting skilled labor to the United States.
  • The Cuban Refugee Act

    Permitted more than 400,000 people into the United States.
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

    The act required employers to attest to their employees' immigration status, make it illegal to knowingly hire or recruit unauthorized immigrants, grant amnesty to certain seasonal agricultural illegal immigrants, grant amnesty to illegal immigrants who entered the United States before January 1, 1982 and had resided there continuously.
  • California Preposition 187

    This was made to cut all education and non-emergency health benefits from immigrants coming in illegally.
  • Immigration Law of 2005

    President Bush proposed a new immigration policy, which allowed foreigners to work in the U.S. for up to six years then to return to their countries.