United States Imagration Policies 1850- Present

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In History
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    This amendment provides a definition for a citizen. It also states that all states will provide equal protection to their citizens. It provides all constitutional rights to all citizens of this country, regardless of race, sex, and religious beliefs.
  • Naturalization Act of 1870

    Permitted aliens of African nativity and person of African descent to obtain citizenship.
  • Page Act of 1875

    Page Act of 1875
    First law to prohibit the entry of immigrants who were "undesirable". Classified as "undesirable" were individuals coming from Asia who were going to be forced workers, prostitues, and convicts from their own country.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

    Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
    Suspended Chinese immigration. The ban was intended for 10 years.
  • Immigration Act of 1903

    Immigration Act of 1903
    Regulated immigration and banned anarchists, people with epilepsy beggars and importers of prostitution.
  • Emergency Quota Act of 1921

    Emergency Quota Act of 1921
    Restricted immigration into the United States. "proved in the long run the most important turning-point in American immigration policy" Added two new features to the immigration restrictions: Immigrants from Europe.
  • National Origins Formula

    National Origins Formula
    Immigration quotas which restricted immigration of some parts of the population in the U.S. Immigratns fit into 2 categories: from non-quota countries and quota countires.
  • Immigration and Nationality Act 1952

    Immigration and Nationality Act 1952
    Became more leniant with immagrants of Asia. It also increased the power of government to deport illegal immigrants suspected of being communists.
  • Immigration and Nationality act of 1965

    Immigration and Nationality act of 1965
    Discontinued quota on national origins
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

    Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
    This act required employers to attest to their employees' immigration status, made it illegal to knowingly hire or recruit unauthorized immigrants. Legalized certain seasonal agricultural illegal immigrants. Legalized illegal immigrants who entered the United States before January 1, 1982. About three million illegal immigrants were granted legal status.
  • Immigartion Act of 1990

    Immigartion Act of 1990
    Increased the total immigration limit to 700,000 and increased visas by 40 percent.
  • Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996

    Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996
    Made drastic changes to asylum law, immigration detention, criminal-based immigration, and many forms of immigration relief.
  • The Real ID Act

    The Real ID Act
    created more restrictions on political asylum, severely curtailed habeas corpus relief for immigrants, increased immigration enforcement mechanisms, altered judicial review, and imposed federal restrictions for immigratns to get drivers license.
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    Imigration Policies