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Immigration Policy

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									IMMIGRATION
POLICY
A Brief Overview
THE NEW COLOSSUS – EMMA LAZARUS
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS

         Total
Year                  Born in the U.S.   Born in Europe   Born in Asia   Born in Africa
       Population

1850     23,191,876        20,947,274         2,031,867          1,135             551

1880     50,155,783        43,475,492         5,751,823       107,630            2,204

1900     75,994,575        65,583,225         8,881,548       120,248            2,538

1920    105,710,620        91,659,045        11,916,048       237,950           16,126


1990    248,709,873       225,695,826         4,350,403      4,979,037         363,819
BECOMING A CITIZEN
 Natural Born Citizens
 14th Amendment

 Naturalization
BRIEF HISTORY OF IMMIGRATION LAWS
 Naturalization Act of 1790
 Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882

 Immigration Restriction Act of 1921

 Immigration Act of 1924

 Natural Origins Act of 1924

 Immigration & Nationality Act Amendments of
  1965
 Immigration Act of 1990
ELLIS ISLAND
REASONS FOR IMMIGRATION
 Economic Opportunities
 Political Freedom

 Other Push & Pull Factors
ELIAN GONZALEZ
 In 2000 Elian’s mom
  attempted to get her son
  to America against the
  father’s wishes.
 They chose to travel from
  Cuba to Florida on a raft.
 Upon arrival, Elian’s
  mother had died, but
  Elian was still alive.
 The US Government had
  to decide what to do with
  five year old Elian.
ELIAN GONZALEZ
 Elian wanted to stay in
  America. (Why?)
 His father demanded the
  boy’s return to Cuba.
 American officials
  eventually had to capture
  the boy and return him to
  Cuba.
ELIAN GONZALEZ
 Elian now lives in Cuba with his father.
 He attends a military school and is a member of the
  nation’s Communist Party.
IMMIGRATION TODAY
 The majority of Immigrants today come from
  Latin America and East Asia.
 Much attention is given to Mexico over concern
  for illegal immigration & national security.
 Some states believe the Federal Government is
  not acting on immigration, and thus the states
  are picking up the slack.
ARIZONA
 SB 1070 (April 2010)
 Required all individuals to carry immigration papers

 Required police to detain suspected illegal
  immigrants.
THE ECONOMIC CONNECTION
PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS
 What are some of the problems related to
  immigration, whether legal or illegal?
 How could these problems be solved?

								
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