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Immigration Concepts. Nativism. Nativism. The policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants. Rights of “Natives” (people who already live in a country) are protected. . Americanization. Americanization.

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nativism1
Nativism
  • The policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants.
  • Rights of “Natives” (people who already live in a country) are protected.
americanization1
Americanization
  • The process of assimilating people into the American culture.
chinese exclusion act1
Chinese Exclusion Act
  • Excluded Chinese people from immigrating to the United States.
  • People from China could NOT come to the United States
ellis island1
Ellis Island
  • The island where European Immigrants were processed before they came into the United States
angel island1
Angel Island
  • The island where Asian Immigrants were processed before they came into the United States
melting pot1
Melting Pot
  • In regard to America: a place where many societies or cultures are blended together and assimilated into one culture.
tenements1
Tenements
  • Large urban apartment building where many residents have basic amenities. Many immigrants lived in tenements.
ghetto1
Ghetto
  • A part of a city where members of a particular group or race lives.
  • Examples: Jewish quarter, Little Italy
assimilation1
Assimilation
  • The process of adopting the norms of another culture (language, dress, mannerisms, jobs, etc.)
quota system1
Quota System
  • A system that limits the amount of immigrants that can immigrate into a country each year.
national origins act of 19241
National Origins Act of 1924
  • Annual number of immigrants that could come into the U.S. from a particular country was 2% of the people from that country who were living in the U.S. from that country in 1890.
  • Limited “undesirable” immigrants
immigration and nationality act of 19651
Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
  • Abolished quota system from National Origins act and replaced it with a preferential system based on family relationships with current Americans.
immigration reform and control act of 19861
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
  • Some illegal immigrants were given amnesty. Legalized certain farm workers.
  • Punished employers who hired undocumented (illegal) aliens.
  • Increased border security and enforcement.
immigration act of 19901
Immigration Act of 1990
  • Increased amount of immigrants that could come to the United States each year.
  • Created “lottery” which assigned visas to immigrants randomly.
  • Increased visas for people with exceptional/extraordinary abilities
arizona sb 1070 20101
Arizona SB 1070 (2010)
  • Controversial immigration law
  • Requires immigrants to carry documentation at all times, and also required officers to request the documentation of any person they suspect of being an illegal immigrant
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