U.S. Immigration: History and Current Issues . Senior Capstone Ryan Rice. Overview . Breakdown of history of U.S. Immigration by eras: Open-Door Door-Ajar Pet-Door Revolving-Door Storm-Door Including Important Legislation and Court Cases. Overview .
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Two-year residency requirement
First- Predominantly Irish and German
Second – Included British and
Virtually stopped Chinese immigration
Native born are eligible for nat.
even if parents are not.
only 4 million entered from 1920-1930
Brought about shift back to Northwest Europe
Barred most Asians – “aliens ineligible for citizenship”
Only 150,000 admitted.
Required all citizens to register address
Consolidated all naturalization policy into one Act.
Recommended closing backdoor and opening front door.
Culmination of IRCA and SCIRP
Claimed Illegal immigration was a financial burden
more workers create more wealth
provide basis for S. Security and Medicare
most still pay income and property taxes
benefit from brain-drain of other nations
Immigrant wages are decreasing
Create a strain on taxpayers and government
Tax burden in most states: couple hundred $/yr
Struggle until recently
Advances in transportation security
Creative thinking to prevent attacks