U.S.Immigration 1790 to Present Day

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    U.S. Immigration

  • Naturalization act of 1790

    Naturalization act of 1790
    Was a law that alowed people to become a naturalized citizen after being in the U.S. For 2 years.
  • Naturalization act of 1790

    Naturalization act of 1790
    Lengthened required residency to become citizen from 2 to 5
  • Naturlization act of 1798

    Naturlization act of 1798
    Extended the required time from 5 to 14 years to aquire citienship.
  • Naturlization act of 1870

    Naturlization act of 1870
    Created a system of controls for the naturlizaation process and penalties for fraud.
  • Page act of 1875

    Page act of 1875
    was the first restrictive federal immigration law and prohibited the entry of immigrants considered "undesirable
  • Geary act

    The Geary Act was a United States law passed in 1892 written by California Congressman Thomas J. Geary. It extended the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 by adding onerous new requirements.
  • Immigration act of 1882

    he United States Congress had passed two significant acts regarding immigration. The first being the Page Act of 1875, which restricted the immigration of forced laborers coming from Asia. This had a major effect on the immigration of Asian indentured workers and women; specifically women presumed to be immigrating to work as prostitutes. The second was the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. This act halted all legal immigration of Chinese laborers and is considered by many to be the first major exc
  • The chinease Exclusive Act

    The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882. It was one of the most significant restrictions on free immigration in US history, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers.
  • Immigration act of 1993

    Immigration act of 1993
    The Immigration Act of 1903, also called the Anarchist Exclusion Act, was a law of the United States regulating immigration. It codified previous immigration law, and added four inadmissible classes: anarchists, people with epilepsy, beggars, and importers of prostitutes. It had little impact and its provisions related to anarchists were expanded in the Immigration Act of 1918.
  • Immigration act of 1907

    Immigration act of 1907
    The law introduced and reformed a number of restrictions on immigrants who could be admitted into the United States, most notably ones regarding disability and disease
  • Naturalization Act of 1906

    Naturalization Act of 1906
    The Naturalization Act of 1906 was an act of the United States Congress signed into law by Theodore Roosevelt that revised the law from 1870 and required immigrants to learn English in order to become naturalized citizens.
  • Immigration Act of 1917

    Immigration Act of 1917
    This act added to the number of undesirables banned from entering the country, including but not limited to “homosexuals”, “idiots”, “feeble-minded persons”, "criminals", “epileptics”, “insane persons”, alcoholics, “professional beggars”, all persons “mentally or physically defective”, polygamists, and anarchists.
  • Emergency Quota Act

    Emergency Quota Act
    restricted immigration into the United States. Although intended as temporary legislation, the Act "proved in the long run the most important turning-point in American immigration policy
  • Immigration Act of 1924

    Immigration Act of 1924
    as a United States federal law that limited the annual number of immigrants who could be admitted from any country to 2% of the number of people from that country who were already living in the United States in 1890, down from the 3% cap set by the Immigration Restriction Act of 1921
  • Nationality Act of 1940

    Nationality Act of 1940
    The law revised "the existing nationality laws of the U.S. into a more complete nationality code"; it defined those persons who were "eligible for citizenship through birth or naturalization" and clarified "the status of individuals and their children born or residing in the continental U.S., its territories such as Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Philippines, Panama and the Canal Zone, or abroad.
  • Cuban Refugee Adjustment Act

    Cuban Refugee Adjustment Act
    he law applies to any native or citizen of Cuba who has been inspected and admitted or paroled into the United States after January 1, 1959 and has been physically present for at least one year; and is admissible to the United States as a permanent resident.
  • Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996

    Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996
    This act states that immigrants unlawfully present in the United States for 180 days but less than 365 days must remain outside the United States for three years unless they obtain a pardon
  • The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act

    The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act
    U.S. federal law requires all aliens over the age of 14 who remain in the United States for longer than 30 day to register with the U.S. government, and to have registration documents in their possession at all times; violation of this requirement is a federal misdemeanor crime
  • Alabama HB 56

    Alabama HB 56
    The Alabama law requires that if police have "reasonable suspicion" that a person is an immigrant unlawfully present in the United States, in the midst of any legal stop, detention or arrest, to make a similarly reasonable attempt to determine that person's legal status. An exemption is provided if such action would hinder an official investigation of some kind.
  • REAL ID Act

    REAL ID Act
    and issuance procedures standards for the state driver's licenses and identification (ID) cards, as well as various immigration issues pertaining to terrorism.
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

    Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
    required employers to attest to their employees' immigration status;
    made it illegal to knowingly hire or recruit illegal immigrants;
    legalized certain seasonal agricultural illegal immigrants, and;
    legalized illegal immigrants who entered the United States before January 1, 1982 and had resided there continuously with the penalty of a fine, back taxes due, and admission of guilt; candidates were required to prove that they were not guilty of crimes, that they were in the country before January