Huffington Post reviews the 10 major U.S. Federal Immigration Laws! In 1790 the Naturalization Act mainly required immigrants to be “free white” people of “good moral character.” Since then, immigration laws have changed over the course of US history including the 14th Amendment, two laws passed in the late 1800’s designed specifically to exclude Asian and Chinese immigrants and the “Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.” Until the “Immigration and Nationality Act” of 1965, US immigration policy featured quotas that favored European immigrants over immigrants from Asia or South America.

Huffington Post reviews the 10 major U.S. Federal Immigration Laws! In 1790 the Naturalization Act mainly required immigrants to be “free white” people of “good moral character.” Since then, immigration laws have changed over the course of US history including the 14th Amendment, two laws passed in the late 1800’s designed specifically to exclude Asian and Chinese immigrants and the “Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.” Until the “Immigration and Nationality Act” of 1965, US immigration policy featured quotas that favored European immigrants over immigrants from Asia or South America.

10 Major U.S. Federal Immigration Laws