U.S. Immigration Policies

  • The Naturalazation Act of 1870

    The naturalization act of 1870- was a inited states federal law that created a system of controls for the naturalization process and penalties for fraudulent practices. president Ulyses S. Grant signed the law on july 14, 1870.
  • The Page Act of 1875

    Being one of the first act restricting immigration
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

    Allowing the U.S. to suspend Chinese immigration, a ban that was intended to last 10 years.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

    First federal immigration law suspended Chinese immigration for 10 years and barred Chinese in U.S. from citizenship. Also barred convicts, lunatics, and others unable to care for themselves from entering while head tax were placed on immigrants
  • The Immigration Act of 1891

    Establishing a Commissioner of Immigration in the Treasury Department. march 3.
  • The Geary Act of 1892

    It extended and strengthened the Chinese Exclusion Act
  • Immigration Act 1903

    Also called the Anarchist Exclusion Act, was a law of theUnited States regulating immigration
  • Naturalization Act of 1906

    naturalization act of 1906- signed into law by Theodore Roosevelt that revised the law from 1870 and required immigrants to learn English in order to become naturalized citizens passed on 29, june, 1906. took effect september 27, 1906
  • Gentlemen’s Agreement Act of 1907

    It aws an informal agreement between the U.S. and the empire of Japan. The U.S would not impose restrictions on japanese immigration and Japan would not allow further emigration to the U.S. The goal was to reduce tensions between the two powerful Pacific nations
  • Immigration Act of 1917

    It a law passed by Congress on February 5, 1917 that restricted the immigration of 'undesirables' from other countries, including "idiots, imbeciles, epileptics, alcoholics, poor, criminals, beggars, any person suffering attacks of insanity, those with tuberculosis, and those who have any form of dangerous contagious disease, aliens who have a physical disability that will restrict them from earning a living in the United States
  • Immigration Act of 1918

    determined that their best opportunity to detain and remove foreign-born anarchists, antiwar protesters, and members of radical labor unions such as the Industrial Workers of the World from the United States lay in the authority of the Department of Immigration to deport individuals under an extremely broad definition of anarchism, this time using administrative procedures that did not require due proces
  • Emergency Quota act of 1921

    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 because it added two new features to American immigration law.
  • The Immigration Act of 1924

    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.
  • Tydings McDuffie Act of 1934

    A United States federal law which provided for self-government of the Philippines and for Filipino independence from the United States after a period of ten years
  • Filipino Repatriation Act of 1935

    Provided for self-government of the Philippines and for Filipino independence from the United States after a period of ten years.
  • Bracero Program From 1942-1964

    Bracero program was an agreement between the U.S. and Mexican governments that permitted Mexican citizens to take temporary agricultural work in the United States.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Allowed the U.S. to suspend Chinese immigration, a ban that was intended to last 10 years
  • Magnuson Act of 1943

    It allowed Chinese immigration for the first time since the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, and permitted some Chinese immigrants already residing in the country to become naturalized citizens
  • War Brides Act of 1945

    Allowed the non-Asian spouses, natural children, and adopted children of United States military personnel to enter the U.S. after World War II
  • Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952

    The Act governs primarily immigration to and citizenship in the United States
  • Refuge Act of 1980

    Was an amendment to the earlier Immigration and Nationality Act and the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act, and was created to provide a permanent and systematic procedure for the admission to the United States of refugees of special humanitarian concern to the U.S., and to provide comprehensive and uniform provisions for the effective resettlement and absorption of those refugees who are admitted
  • Immigration Act of 1990

    Increased the limits on legal immigration to the United States, revised all grounds for exclusion and deportation
  • 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
  • Real ID act 2005.

    Was an Act of Congress that modified U.S. federal law pertaining to security, authentication, and issuance procedures standards for the state driver's licenses and identification (ID) cards, as well as various immigration issues pertaining to terrorism.
  • Luce- Celler Act of 1946-

    Allowed Filipino Americans and Indian Americans to naturalize and become United States Citizens
  • UN Refugee Convention Act of 1951-

    An international convention that defines who is a refugee, and sets out the rights of individuals who are granted asylum and the responsibilities of nations that grant asylum
  • Nationality Act 1940

    An act to revise and codify the nationality laws of the United States into a comprehensive nationality code