U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Laws and Issues: A Documentary History

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Michael C. LeMay, Michael Robert Lemay, Elliott Robert Barkan
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999 - 336 pagini


The influx of millions of immigrants into the United States has profoundly impacted the nation's economy, culture, and politics. Since the founding of our country, our government has worked to control this migration by enacting different policies to deal with immigration and naturalization. Students can trace the history and development of issues surrounding these policies, as well as the reactions to them, through this unique and comprehensive collection of over 100 primary documents. Court cases, opinion pieces, and many other documents bring to life the controversies surrounding the subject of immigration. Explanatory introductions aid users in understanding each document and help to illuminate its significance to the reader.

The major laws on immigration and naturalization are included in this useful volume, and have been edited to include the principal provisions in each, thereby making them more accessible to students without compromising their quality and accuracy. These key primary documents are arranged chronologically to help the user discover what has and has not changed over the centuries. The introductory and explanatory texts help readers understand the issues being litigated, the social and cultural pressures that shaped each deate, and the ways in which biases of individual Justices and Presidents affected immigration and naturalization laws in this country.

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The Era of Unrestricted Entry and Unrestricted AdmissionColonial Period to 1880
1
Limited Naturalization Unlimited Immigration1880 to 1920
41
Restrictions Refugees and Reform1920 to 1965
127
Immigration and Naturalization in an Age of Globalization1965 to 1996
251
Glossary
313
Selected Bibliography
319
Index
329
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Pagina 81 - We consider the underlying fallacy of the plaintiff's argument to consist in the assumption that the enforced separation of the two races stamps the colored race with a badge of inferiority. If this be so, it is not by reason of anything found in the act, but solely because the colored race chooses to put that construction upon it.
Pagina 15 - ... that he will support the constitution of the United States; and that he doth absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty whatever, and particularly by name, the prince, potentate, state or sovereignty whereof he was before a citizen or subject; which proceedings shall be recorded by the clerk of the court.
Pagina 95 - That no person who disbelieves in or who is opposed to all organized government, or who is a member of or affiliated with any organization entertaining and teaching such disbelief in or opposition to all organized government, or who advocates or teaches the duty, necessity, or propriety of the unlawful assaulting or killing of any officer or officers, either of specific individuals or of officers generally, of the Government of the United States...
Pagina 28 - Those who shall prefer to remain in the said territories may either retain the title, and rights of Mexican citizens or acquire those of citizens of the United States; but they shall be under the obligation to make their election within one year from the date of the exchange of ratifications of this treaty; and those who shall remain in the said territories after the expiration of that year without having declared their intention to retain the character of Mexicans shall be considered to have elected...
Pagina 102 - When any naturalized citizen shall have resided for two years in the foreign state from which he came, or for five years in any other foreign state it shall be presumed that he has ceased to be an American citizen...
Pagina 59 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act it shall be unlawful for any person, company, partnership, or corporation, in any manner whatsoever, to prepay the transportation, or in any way assist or encourage the importation or migration of any alien or aliens, any foreigner or foreigners, into the United States, its Territories, or the District of Columbia...
Pagina 77 - States who shall neglect, fail, or refuse to comply with the provisions of this act and the act to which this is an amendment...
Pagina 102 - That any American woman who marries a foreigner shall take the nationality of her husband. At the termination of the marital relation she may resume her American citizenship, if abroad, by registering as an American citizen within one year with a consul of the United States, or by returning to reside in the United States, or if residing in the United States at the termination of the marital relation, by continuing to reside therein.
Pagina 114 - When construing and enforcing the provisions of this Act, the act, omission, or failure of any officer, agent, or other person acting for or employed by any...
Pagina 97 - States, and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and, particularly, by name, to the prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of which the alien may be at the time a citizen or subject.

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Despre autor (1999)

MICHAEL LEMAY is Professor, and chair of Environmental Science at California State University, San Bernardino. He specializes in immigration policy and is the author of many books including Anatomy of a Public Policy: The Reform of Contemporary American Immigration Law (Praeger, 1994), Now Picture This: Graphic Literacy in the Social Sciences, and The Gatekeepers: Comparative Immigration Policy (Praeger, 1989).

ELLIOTT ROBERT BARKIN is Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at California State University, San Bernardino. He is the author of many books, including Asian and Pacific Islander Migration to the United States: A Model of Global Patterns (1992) and A Nation of Peoples: A Sourcebook on America's Multicultural Heritage (1999), both published by Greenwood Press.

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