A net immigration country since its inception, Canada has a long and rich experience of immigrants and immigration that is deeply embedded within its sense of nationhood.
History of Immigration Laws in the U. With the exception of Native Americans, all persons living in the United States are descended from immigrants or slaves who came to the country during the last years.
By the late seventeenth century, foreign-born persons constituted seventy-five percent of the American population. Following the Civil War, however, states began to pass their own immigration statutes. The United States Supreme Court determined that immigration came under federal jurisdiction inand Congress established the Immigration Service in Most early immigration laws were instituted in order to control the composition of the U.
InCongress passed the Naturalization Act, which effectively limited immigration to persons of European and Caucasian descent.
This law was repealed by the passage of the Magnuson Act. There were some who also proposed restrictions against people from European nations, including Ireland, Italy and Poland. In addition to ethnicity, the U. Between andCongress passed laws restricting the immigration of, among other groups, prostitutes, criminals, the mentally ill and financially unstable persons.
In the late nineteenth century, the government became concerned about the potential for foreign laborers to negatively affect employment or payment rates for native laborers. Laws passed in and were among the first to restrict immigration based on economic concerns. Labor issues remain a major part of the modern immigration debate.
From toCongress established a "quota system," which granted permission to a set number of individuals from each ethnic group to immigrate. Certain ethnic groups, including people from most Asian nations, were excluded entirely.
The number of immigrants from each ethnic group was determined according to the census. The government also developed provisions intended to promote the immigration of certain types of laborers whose skills were lacking in the existing population.
Inas concerns about border security increased, Congress established the first office of border control to monitor immigration from Canada and Mexico.
Immigration rates dropped substantially between andespecially during the Great Depression InCongress made temporary revisions to immigration policy to allow people left homeless by World War II to come to the United States.
InCongress passed the McCarran-Walter Immigration and Nationality Act, which formally repealed any remaining restrictions based on ethnicity, and opened immigration to people from any nation. Reflecting recent political developments, the government began to restrict immigration based on political ideology: InCongress abandoned the quota system and based immigration acceptance on the relative "need" of each applicant.
Under the new system, a certain number of people were allowed entrance for labor, family unification and political asylum. The new system greatly restricted immigration from Mexico and Central and South America, and led to an increase in illegal immigration.
During the s, illegal immigration and border security became the chief issues in the immigration debate. InCongress granted additional powers to law enforcement agencies to allow for the punishment of persons who aided or facilitated illegal immigration.
InCongress made it illegal for the U. At the same time, Congress voted to allow a 40 percent increase in the number of immigrants lawfully permitted per year. InCongress addressed illegal immigration from Latin America with laws that doubled the number of border control agencies, added fences in areas with heavy traffic and increased penalties for harboring or aiding illegal immigrants.The syllabus is a mess.
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