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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 island
Ellis Island


Ellis island1
Ellis Island

  • The island where European Immigrants were processed before they came into the United States


Angel island
Angel Island


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 system
Quota System


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