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United States Immigration Policies

  • Page Act

    Made impossible t he entry of immigrants considered unwelcome. The law that was chosen as unwelcome any person from Asia who was coming to America to be a contract laborer strengthen the ban against unskilled laborer, by imposing a fine of up to two thousand dollars and maximum jail sentence of one year to anyone who tried to bring an individual from China, Japan, or any other country.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Limited immigration of Chinese laborers for 10 years. Also made impossible Chinese naturalization. Provided deportation procedures for illegal Chinese. The Act was a response to racism in America and to anxiety about threats from cheap labor from china.
  • U.S. Act

    A child born in the U.S. of parents of Chinese descent, who at the time of his birth, are subjects of the Emperor of China, but have a permanent address and residence in the U.S. and are there carrying on business, and are not employed in any diplomatic or official capacity under the Emperor of China, becomes at the time of his birth a citizen of the United States, by virtue of the first clause of the Fourtheenth Amendment.
  • Emergency Quota Act

    Limited the number of immigrants from any country to 3% of those already in the U.S. from that country as per the 1910 census.
  • Immigration Act

    Set first Permanent numerical limit on immigration. Began a national origin quota system.
  • Neutrality Act

    Set a quota for immigrants that came from other countries with skills needed in the U.S.
  • Kong Hai Chew Act

    The Supreme court found The Bill of Rights is a pointless authority for the immigrants that come from different countries seeking entrance for the first time to these shores.
  • 1954 Act

    A wave of illegal immigration came from Mexico.
  • 1965 Act

    Repealed the national origin quotas. Initiated a visa system for family reunification and skills.Also they set a quota for Western Hemisphere immigration. Set 20 kilometers country limit for Eastern Hemisphere immigrants.
  • 1970 Act

    The U.S. saw a total number of illegal immigrants estimated at 1.1. million, or half of one percent of the U.S. population.
  • INA Amendments Act

    Set a 20 kilometer country limit for Western Hemisphere aliens.
  • 1980 Act

    About 1.3. million legal immigrants entered the U.S.
  • Immigration Act

    First understanding immigration laws for the United States. Bureau of Immigration set up in the Treasury Dept. Immigration Bureau directed to deport unlawful aliens. Empowered the superintendent of immigration to enforce immigration laws.
  • Plyer V. Doe Act

    The supreme Court of the U.S. struck down a state statue denying funding for education to children who were illegal immigrants. It established that a state must show that substantial state interests are furthered before that state can deny a discrete group of children the free public education that it offers to other children within its borders.
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act

    Started sanctions for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants. Provided amnesty to illegal aliens already in the U.S. Increased border enforcement.
  • Immigration Act United States V. Verdugo Urquidez

    Over 5.8 million illegal immigrants entered the U.S. in the 1990s Mexico rose to the head of the list of sending countries, followed by the Philippines, Vietnam, The Dominican Republic, and China.
  • Illegal Immigration Act

    Phone verification for worker authentication by employers. Access to welfare benefits more difficult for legal aliens. Increased border enforcement. Read Amendment attempted to deny visas to former U.S. citizens, but was never approved.
  • Rodriguez V. United States

    Held that statutes which discriminate within the class of aliens comport with the Due Process clause of the Fifth Amendment and the equal protection principles it incorporates so long as they satisfy rational basis scrutiny.
  • Act of 2001

    It is calculated that in the first half of the decade starting year 2000 over 3.1 million illegal immigrants entered the U.S.
  • Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Form Act

    Provided for more Border Patrol Agents. Requires that school report foreign students attending classes. Stipulate that foreign nationals in the U.S. will be required to carry IDs with biometric technology.
  • Real ID Act

    Required use of IDs meeting certain security standards to enter govt. buildings, board planes, open bank accounts. Established national standards for state driver licenses. Cleared the way for the building of border barriers.
  • Arizona SB 1070

    Is a legislative Act in the U.S. state of Arizona that at the time of passage was the broadest and strictest anti-illegal immigration measure in recent U.S. history. It has received national and international attention and has spurred considerable controversy.