Us inmigration 1790 to present day

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    Us inmigration

  • Natutalization Act of 1790

    Natutalization Act of 1790
    In order to became a naturalized citizien this law required an inmigrants to live in the US for at leat two years .
  • Alien and sedetions acts

    Alien and  sedetions acts
    These acts increased the residency requirement for American citizenship from five to fourteen years, authorized the president to imprison or deport aliens considered 'dangerous to the peace and safety of the United States' and restricted speech critical of the government
  • Burlingame Treaty

     Burlingame Treaty
    established formal relations between the United States and China. The treaty permitted free migration between the two countries and guaranteed the political and religious rights of such immigrants. The United States desired free migration because it sought to maintain the flow of Chinese labor, which was necessary for the construction of the trans-continental railroads.
  • The "Anti-Coolie" Act

    The "Anti-Coolie" Act
    Discourages Chinese immigration to California and institutes special taxes on employers who hire Chinese short, was passed by the California legislature in an attempt to appease rising anger among white laborers about salary competition created by the influx of Chinese immigrants at the height of the California gold rush. The act sought to protect white laborers by imposing a monthly tax on Chinese immigrants seeking to do business in the state of California.
  • The Page Act of 1875

    The Page Act of 1875
    was the first restrictive federal immigration law and prohibited the entry of immigrants considered "undesirable." The law classified as "undesirable" any individual from Asia who was coming to America to be a forced laborer, any Asian woman who would engage in prostitution, and all people considered to be convicts in their own country.
  • The Immigration Act of 1882

    The Immigration Act of 1882
    Levies a tax of 50 cents on all immigrants landing at US ports and makes several categories of immigrants ineligible for citizenship, including "lunatics" and people likely to become public charges.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 Chinese Exclusion Act

    The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Restricts all Chinese immigration to the United States for a period of ten years.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. The act followed revisions made in 1880 to the US-China Burlingame Treaty of 1868, revisions that allowed the US to suspend Chinese immigration. The act was initially intended to last for 10 years, but was renewed in 1892 and made pe
  • The Alien Contract Labor Law

    The Alien Contract Labor Law
    prohibits any company or individual from bringing foreigners into the United States under contract to perform labor. The only exceptions are those immigrants brought toperform domestic service and skilled workmen needed to help establish a new trade or industry in the US.
  • The Naturalization Act of 1906

    The Naturalization Act of 1906
    standardizes naturalization procedures, makes some knowledge of the English language a requirement for citizenship, and establishes the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization in the Commerce Department to oversee national immigration policy
  • Dillingham Commission

     Dillingham Commission
    Decided that immigration of southern and eastern Europeans posed a very serious threat to American society and culture was formed in response to growing political concern about immigration in the United States. The commission thus recommended a greatly reduced number of immigrants (and suggested enacting a reading and writing test to help keep undesired immigrants out of the U.S
  • Immigration Act of 1917

     Immigration Act of 1917
    Passed by Congress over President Wilson’s also know like Asiatic Barred zone. required a literacy test for immigrants and also barred all laborers from Asia.. This act added to the number of undesirables banned from entering the country, including but not limited to “homosexuals”, “feeble-minded persons”, "criminals", “epileptics”, “insane persons”, alcoholics, “professional beggars”, all persons “mentally or physically defective”, polygamists, and anarchists.
  • Quota system

    Quota system
    The Emergency quota act of 1921 was the first quota to be enforced for all nationalities. The quotas were an attempt by the government to maintain the United States’ cultural profile to that of Northern European Stock. The quotas ensured that the level of permitted immigration from a certain nationality corresponded to the population of that nationality living in the United States in 1910.
  • National Origins Act

    National Origins Act
    As the first permanent immigration quota law in the U.S., the act established a preference quota system, non-quota status, and consular control system. The quotas from 1924 were based on population levels in 1890, which further restricted immigration from Eastern and Southern Europe. It also established the Border Patrol.
  • Bracero Program

     Bracero Program
    The bracero program was a series of laws and diplomatic agreements, initiated by an August 1942 exchange of diplomatic notes between the United States and Mexico, for the importation of temporary contract laborers from Mexico to the United States.
    American president Franklin D. Roosevelt met with Mexican president Manuel Ávila Camacho in Monterrey, Mexico to discuss Mexico as part of the Allies .
  • Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.

    Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.
    Major landmark in U.S. immigration law. Its most important contribution was that it eliminated the national origins quotas. It set a maximum annual level of immigration at 300,000 visas and placed a per-country limit for immigrants from the Eastern Hemisphere at 20,000. No per-country limits were placed on immigrants from the Western Hemisphere.
  • The Immigration Reform and Control Act

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act
    was a comprehensive reform effort. It legalized aliens who had resided in the United States in an unlawful status since January 1, 1982, established sanctions prohibiting employers from hiring, recruiting, or referring for a fee aliens known to be unauthorized to work in the United States, .
  • Immigration Act of 1990.

    Immigration Act of 1990.
    This act also created a lottery program, the diversity lottery, for citizens of countries where the U.S. did not usually grant large numbers of visas. The act retained family reunification as the major entry path while more than doubling employment-related immigration. The law also provided for the admission of immigrations from “under-represented countries” to increase the diversity of the immigrant flow.
  • Effective Death Penalty Act

     Effective Death Penalty Act
    Created more stringent immigration laws pertaining to admission and deportation. This act broadened the types of crimes that could lead to deportation and also made it more difficult for individuals who had entered the United States illegally to gain legal status. It expanded detention and restricted federal court jurisdiction to review individual removal orders and issue class-action relief regarding immigration practices.
  • USA Patriot Act

    USA Patriot Act
    Amended the Immigration and Nationality Act to broaden the scope of aliens ineligible for admission or deportable due to terrorist activities to include an alien .Despite the fact that U.S. immigration policy clearly is responsible for allowing foreign terrorists to enter the United States and conduct terrorist activities, the USA PATRIOT Act treats immigration policy almost as an afterthought.
  • The REAL ID Act

    The REAL ID Act
    as 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.
    The law sets forth requirements for state driver's licenses and ID cards to be accepted by the federal government for "official purposes", as defined by the Secretary of Homeland Security