U.S Immigration

  • 1790

    In 1790, it passed a law defining who could become a citizen if a person was not born in the U.S.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

    In 1882 Congress responded by passing the Chinese Exclusion Act. It said that no Chinese laborer could enter the United States for 10 years.
  • 1880 and 1920

    One of the heaviest periods of immigration in American History, this is when some 25 million immigrants arrived.
  • Ouita Act if 1921

    An act to limit the immigration of aliens into the United States.
  • Immigration Act of 1924

    Introduced a quota system by country: each country's immigrants were limited to 2 percent of foreign-born residents from that country listed in the U.S. Census of 1890.
  • 1965-Immigration Reform Act

    Abloishing the quota system based ib batuibak origin
  • 1986-Immigration Reform and Control Act

    Had a dual purpose. First, Reagan wanted to slow illegal immigration by punishing employers who knowingly hired undocumented immigrants. Second, he wanted to offer a way for long-term, undocumented immigrants to become legal.
  • Immigration Act of 1990

    No country could account for more than 7 percent of total immigrants.
  • Immigration Reform Act of 1996

    Expands the U.S. Border Patrol and stiffens penalties for false papers.
  • 2007

    President George W. Bush committed himself to backing a bill to address all immigration issuses.