We had a Immigration Law display a few years back, so to make it a little different our timeline in the bulletin board included only Immigration related Acts. The bulletin board was still full! Some of our resources for the Timeline are:
Scroll down for a list of the great resources available in our Library.
1848 Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo ends Mexican-American War and allows the United States to acquire Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, California, and parts of Utah and Nevada from Mexico for $15 million. Mexican residents of the newly acquired territory are allowed to remain. They are subjected to serious discrimination but become the heart of labor for the American Southwest.
1882 The Chinese Exclusion Act is passed. The first serious prohibition of free immigration, this legislation bans Chinese migration to the United States for ten years. It was renewed in 1892 and again in 1902 when Congress moved to make the ban permanent. The Chinese Exclusion Act was passed in order to prevent an excess of cheap labor in the U.S. and provided the deportation of those who were adjudged illegal residents.
1891 The Immigration Act of 1891 bans the immigration of "all idiots, insane persons, paupers or persons likely to become a public charge, persons suffering from a contagious or loathsome disease, persons who have been convicted of a felony or other infamous crime or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, and polygamists." The Immigration and Naturalization Service was created to administer the federal laws relating to the admission, exclusion and deportation of aliens and to the naturalization of aliens lawfully residing in the U.S. Also, agents of the service patrol the borders of the U.S. to prevent the illegal entry of aliens.
1943 The Chinese Exclusion Act is repealed by the 1943 Magnuson Act.
1945 The War Brides Act authorizes the limited admission of the wives and children of citizens honorably discharged or serving in the U.S. armed forces during World War II, without regard to quotas or other standards.
1952 The Immigration and Nationality Act, a.k.a. the McCarran-Walter Act, incorporates most of the existing laws relating to immigration including two major changes: the Asiatic Barred Zone which banned most Asian immigrants since 1917 was abolished and people from all nations are given the opportunity to enter the U.S.
1953 The Refugee Act makes an additional allocation of places for the victims of the war disaster.
1995 Proposition 187 enacted by California Legislature prohibited physicians from providing medical care to illegal aliens. It was ultimately repealed as unconstitutional.
1996 Welfare Reform Reconciliation Act cuts the availability of government aid to legal immigrants.
anti-illegal immigration law. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton granted the Obama administration's request for a preliminary injunction on the grounds that immigration enforcement is the responsibility of the federal government, not states.
|HS 8.2:C 49/2/TOOLKIT||Civics and citizenship toolkit : a collection of educational resources for immigrants / U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.|
|K3224 .M54 2009||Migrations and mobilities : citizenship, borders, and gender / edited by Seyla Benhabib and Judith Resnik.|
|K3224 .R66 2010||Citizenship and its exclusions : a classical, constitutional, and critical race critique / Ediberto RomÃ¡n.|
|K3265 .B67 2010||Border security in the Al-Qaeda era / edited by John A. Winterdyk, Kelly W. Sundberg.|
|K3275 .L96 2003||Immigration the world over : statutes, policies, and practices / James P. Lynch and Rita J. Simon.||Lynch, James P. (James Patrick), 1949-|
|K3275 .R33 2010||Racial profiling and borders : international, interdisciplinary perspectives / Jeff Shantz, editor.|
|K3275 .T73 2009||The international law of economic migration : toward the fourth freedom / Joel P. Trachtman.||Trachtman, Joel P.|
|KF242 .I42 A35 2003||AILA's guide to technology and legal research for the immigration lawyer / edited by Halima Aziza Jenkins.|
|KF306 .E843 2004||Ethics in a brave new world : professional responsibility, personal accountability, and risk management for immigration practitioners / editor-in-chief, John L. Pinnix.|
|KF4800 .N485 2004||Impossible subjects : illegal aliens and the making of modern America / Mae M. Ngai.||Ngai, Mae M.|
|KF4815||Immigration law and procedure : special alert : the Miscellaneous and Technical Immigration and Naturalization Amendments of 1991 and the regulations implementing the Immigration Act of 1990.|
|KF4819.A2 A475||Immigration practice pointers : tips for handling complex cases.|
|KF4819 .C52 2004||Changing the face of immigration : a year in transition : Journal of Legal Commentary eleventh annual legal symposium.|
|KF4819 .I362||Immigration law and the family.|
|KF4819 .I49 2008||Immigrant rights in the shadows of citizenship / edited by Rachel Ida Buff.|
|KF4819 .J64 2004||The huddled masses myth : immigration and civil rights / Kevin R. Johnson.||Johnson, Kevin R.|
|KF4819 .J644 2007||Opening the floodgates : why America needs to rethink its borders and immigration laws / Kevin R. Johnson.||Johnson, Kevin R.|
|KF4819 .M39 2005||The criminal lawyer's guide to immigration law : questions and answers / Robert James McWhirter.||McWhirter, Robert James, 1961-|
|KF4819 .R66 2005||Alienated : immigrant rights, the constitution, and equality in America / Victor C. Romero.||Romero, Victor C.|
|KF4819 .S286 2010||Issues in policing : enforcing immigration law at the state and local levels : a public policy dilemma / Jessica Saunders, Nelson Lim, Don Prosnitz.||Saunders, Jessica M., 1978-|
|KF4819 .S74||Steel on immigration law / Richard D. Steel.||Steel, Richard D.|
|KF4819 .W3 1980||Immigration law and practice / Jack Wasserman.||Wasserman, Jack, 1913-|
|KF4819.3 .A55 2005||The AILA's immigration litigation toolbox : essential materials for administrative and federal court practice / Editor-in-Chief, Charles H. Kuck Associate Editor, C. Lynn Calder.|
|KF4819.3 .B67 2009||Essentials of immigration law / Richard A. Boswell.||Boswell, Richard A.|
|KF4819.3 .P76 2003||Colonial immigration laws : a study of the regulation of immigration by the English colonies in America / by Emberson Edward Proper.||Proper, Emberson Edward.|
|KF4819.85 .C58 2009||Civics flash cards for the new naturalization test [flash card].|
|KF4829 .S73||State immigration employment compliance handbook.|
|KF4836 .R36 2009||Refugee roulette : disparities in asylum adjudication and proposals for reform / Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Andrew I. Schoenholtz, and Philip G. Schrag foreword by Edward M. Kennedy.||Ramji-Nogales, Jaya.|
|KF4842 .K36 2007||Deportation nation : outsiders in American history / Daniel Kanstroom.||Kanstroom, Dan.|
|KJC6048 .C35 2005||Immigrants at the margins : law, race, and exclusion in Southern Europe / Kitty Calavita.||Calavita, Kitty.|