Immigration - Welcome to the U.S.! Welcome to the U.S.!...

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Unformatted text preview: Welcome to the U.S.! Welcome to the U.S.! 1790 – United States Naturalization Law of March 26, 1790 • Naturalization limited to “free white persons” (excluded slaves, free blacks, indentured servants) • Limited to persons of “good moral character” • Petition after two years of residence in the US and one year in the state of residence (extended to five years of residence in the US in 1795) Restrictions Restrictions 1882 – Chinese Exclusion Act to stop large-scale Chinese immigration • Excluded Chinese immigrants from obtaining US citizenship • New arrivals were to be imprisoned or deported NOTE: Repealed in 1943 a quota system introduced: 105 Chinese allowed to settle per year 1924 – Immigration Act of 1924 to restrict immigration of Southern and Eastern Europeans • 2% quota: two percent of the number of foreign-born persons of such nationality resident in the continental United States in 1890 NOTE: Quotas favored nationalities arriving in the US before the 1890 census: Germans, British, and Irish; Non-white immigrants were not eligible for naturalization Ambivalence...
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2011 for the course POLS-Y 100 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '10 term at Indiana.

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