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Immigration Acts Kept Our County Safe

Immigration Acts Kept Our County Safe
For over 200 years….

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FROM MARCH 4, 1913-MARCH 3, 1933
U.S. Representative ALBERT JOHNSON FROM WASHINGTON STATE SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION

U.S. Representative ALBERT JOHNSON FROM WASHINGTON STATE WAS THE CHIEF AUTHOR OF THE

U.S. Immigration Legislation: 1924 Immigration Act – Library

library.uwb.edu/…/USimmigration/192
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1924 Immigration Act (An act to limit the immigration of aliens into the United States, and for other purposes). H.R. 7995; Pub.L. 68-139; 43 Stat. 153.

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Indeed, For over 200 years…. Congressional approved Acts BANNING undesirable immigration and expelling dangerous aliens to the United States of America, has repeatedly and continuously, been confirmed and reconfirmed by the congress of the United States of America for the protection of our homeland and in the best of American Citizens (for those who do not know immigration history)

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AND FOR 20 YEARS
ALBERT JOHNSON FROM WASHINGTON STATE PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE PASSAGE OF ANTI-IMMIGRANT  ACTS THAT KEPT OUR HOMELAND SAFE…

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I offer the following in Support of Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States

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THE IMMIGRATION ACT OF 1921 REFLECTED THE GROWING AMERICAN FEAR

Immigration Act of 1921 » Immigration to the United States

immigrationtounitedstates.org/589-immigrationact-of-1921.html

Significance: The first federal law in U.S. history to limit the immigration of Europeans, the Immigration Act of 1921 reflected the growing American fear that people from southern and eastern European countries not only did not adapt well into American society but also threatened its very existence.

Significance: The first federal law in U.S. history to limit the immigration of Europeans, the Immigration Act of 1921 reflected the growing American fear that people from southern and eastern European countries not only did not adapt well into American society but also threatened its very existence.

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Southeast Europe or Southeastern Europe is a geographical region of Europe, consisting primarily of the Balkan peninsula. Sovereign states that are generally included in Southeastern Europe are, in alphabetical order, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo,[a] Moldova, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and partially Turkey, Italy and Slovenia.

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ALBERT JOHNSON FROM WASHINGTON STATE WAS THE CHIEF AUTHOR OF THE Immigration Act of 1924

WHICH IN 1927 HE JUSTIFIED AS A BULWARK AGAINST “A STREAM OF ALIEN BLOOD, WITH ALL ITS INHERITED MISCONCEPTIONS RESPECTING THE RELATIONSHIPS OF THE GOVERNING POWER TO THE GOVERNED
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I offer the following in Support of Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States

The terrorist Acts of 2015 in Paris and California U.S.A reflect growing American fear of people immigrating from Middle East ….

AMERICAN CITIZENS MUST NOT BE DISARMED AND LIVE IN FEAR.

“UNTIL OUR COUNTRY’S (APPOINTED) REPRESENTATIVES CAN FIGURE OUT WHAT IS GOING ON”

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Indeed, The terrorist Acts of 2015 in Paris and in California U.S.A reflect growing American fear of people immigrating from Middle East ….

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2015 The Greater Middle East Some speakers ( Trump) may use the Political term to denote areas with significant Muslim majorities (with a minority of ISIS, radicalized, Islamic Al’Quida terrorists ) that not only do not adapt well into American society but also threatened its very existence.

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The Greater Middle East was a political term coined by the second Bush administration in the first decade of the 21st century,[1] to denote various countries, pertaining to the Muslim world, specifically Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan and Pakistan.[2] Various countries in the South Caucasus and Central Asia are sometimes also included. Some speakers may use the term to denote areas with significant Muslim majorities

AND, INDEED WE MUST ADD FOR GEOGRAPHICAL TERRORIST FREE TRAVELING AREAS..

Indeed, The terrorist Acts of 2015 in Paris and in California U.S.A reflect growing American fear of people immigrating from Middle East, And (for the most part) traveling in and out of  the Europe’s  51 independent states…

Southeast Europe or Southeastern Europe is a geographical region of Europe, consisting primarily of the Balkan peninsula. Sovereign states that are generally included in Southeastern Europe are, in alphabetical order, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo,[a] Moldova, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and partially Turkey, Italy and Slovenia.
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1798 Considered one of the Alien and Sedition Acts, the Naturalization Act of 1798 permits Federalist President John Adams to deport foreigners deemed to be dangerous
1798- 1918, immigration acts to empower the president of the United States to expel dangerous Aliens from the country; to give the president authority to arrest, detain, and deport resident aliens hailing from enemy countries during times of war
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1819 The Steerage Act requires that ship captains must submit manifests with information about immigrants on board to the Collector of Customs, the secretary of state, and Congress.
1870 The Naturalization Act of 1870 (16 Stat. 254) was a United States federal law that created a system of controls for the naturalization process and penalties for fraudulent practices.
1882 the Immigration Act Setting the basic course of United States immigration law and policy, established categories of foreigners deemed “undesirable”
1882 Congress passes the Immigration Act. The law imposes a $.50 tax on new arrivals and bans “convicts (except those convicted of political offenses), lunatics, idiots AND PERSONS LIKELY TO BECOME PUBLIC CHARGES” from entering the U.S.
1882 Congress passes the Chinese Exclusion Act. was the first major law restricting immigration to the United States. It was enacted in response to economic fears. Thousands of Chinese immigrants had worked on the construction of the Trans-Continental Railroad, and these workers were left unemployed when the project was complete. The high rate of unemployment led to passage of the law, banning “skilled and unskilled laborers and Chinese employed in mining” from entering the country for ten years and denies Chinese immigrants the path to citizenship.
1888 Congress passes the Scott Act, which amends the Chinese Exclusion Act. It bans Chinese workers from re-entering the U.S. after they left.
1891 Immigration Act of 1891 creates the Bureau of Immigration, which falls under the Treasury Department. The act also calls for the deportation of people who entered the country illegally and denies entry for polygamists, the mentally ill, and those with contagious diseases.

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1892 ELLIS ISLAND OPENS. It served as the primary immigration station of the U.S. between 1892 and 1954, processing some 12 million immigrants.
1892 The Geary Act strengthens the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 by requiring Chinese laborers to carry a resident permit at all times. Failure to do so could result in deportation or a sentence to hard labor. It also extends for another 10 years the ban on Chinese becoming citizens.

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1903 The Immigration Act of 1903, also called the Anarchist Exclusion Act, a law of the United States regulating immigration. It codified previous immigration law, and added four inadmissible classes

IT’S THE FIRST TIME INDIVIDUALS ARE BANNED FROM THE U.S. BASED ON POLITICAL BELIEFS.

1906 The Naturalization Act of 1906 creates the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization and places it under the jurisdiction of the Commerce Department. THE ACT ALSO REQUIRES IMMIGRANTS TO LEARN ENGLISH BEFORE THEY CAN BECOME CITIZENS.
1907 The Immigration Act of 1907 broadens the categories of PEOPLE BANNED FROM IMMIGRATING TO THE U.S. The list excludes “imbeciles,” “feeble-minded” people, those with physical or mental disabilities THAT PREVENT THEM FROM WORKING, tuberculosis victims, CHILDREN WHO ENTER THE U.S. WITHOUT PARENTS, AND THOSE WHO COMMITTED CRIMES OF “MORAL TURPITUDE.”
The “Gentleman’s Agreement” between the U.S. and Japan ends the immigration of Japanese workers.

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FROM MARCH 4, 1913-MARCH 3, 1933

U.S. Representative ALBERT JOHNSON FROM WASHINGTON STATE SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION FROM MARCH 4, 1913-MARCH 3, 1933

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1917 Immigration Act of 1917, also called Asiatic Barred Zone Act, further restricted immigration, particularly of people from a large swath of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The act also bars homosexuals, “idiots,” “feeble-minded persons,” “criminals,” “insane persons,” alcoholics, and other categories. In addition, the act sets a literacy standard for immigrants age 16 and older. They must be able to read a 40-word selection in their native language.

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HOW IMMIGRATION KEPT OUR COUNTY SAFE FOR OVER 200 YEARS….
portions of American immigration legislation for the last 200 years
1789 The Constitution of the United States of America takes effect, succeeding the Articles of Confederation that had governed the union of states since the conclusion of the Revolutionary War (March 4, 1789).
The Naturalization Act of 1790 establishes a uniform rule of naturalization and a two-year residency requirement for aliens who are “free white persons” of “good moral character” (March 26, 1790).
1790 The Naturalization Act of 1790, the country’s first naturalization statute, says that unindentured white males must live in the U.S. for two years before becoming citizens.
1795 The Naturalization Act of 1790 is amended and extends the residency requirement to five years.
1798 Considered one of the Alien and Sedition Acts, the Naturalization Act of 1798 permits Federalist President John Adams to deport foreigners deemed to be dangerous and increases the residency requirements to 14 years to prevent immigrants

In 1798, the Federalist-controlled Congress passed four acts to empower the president of the United States to expel dangerous Aliens from the country; to give the president authority to arrest, detain, and deport resident aliens hailing from enemy countries during times of war; to lengthen the period of naturalization for immigrants, and to silence Republican criticism of the Federalist Party. 1798 The residency requirement in the Naturalization Act of 1790 is lengthened again, to 14 years.
1802 The residency requirement for citizenship is reduced to five years
1819 The Steerage Act requires that ship captains must submit manifests with information about immigrants onboard to the Collector of Customs, the secretary of state, and Congress.
1843 The American Republican party is formed in New York (it later becomes known as the Native American party) by citizens opposed to the increased number of immigrants in the U.S. The members seek to permit only native-born Americans to run for office and try to raise the residency requirement to 25 years.
1868 Congress passed the Expatriation Act of 1868 that said “the right of expatriation is a natural and inherent right of all people
1870 The Naturalization Act of 1870 (16 Stat. 254) was a United States federal law that created a system of controls for the naturalization process and penalties for fraudulent practices. It is also noted for extending the naturalization process to “aliens of African nativity and to persons of African descent.”
1875 The Page Act becomes law. It’s the country’s first exclusionary act, banning criminals, prostitutes, and Chinese contract laborers from entering the country.
U.S. Immigration Legislation: 1875 Page Law – Library
library.uwb.edu/…/USimmigration/187…
University of Washington Bothell
1875 Page Law (An act supplementary to the acts in relation to immigration). Sess. II, Chap. 141; 18 Stat. 477. 43rd Congress; March 3, 1875. You can find the …
The Immigration Act of 1875 was the first immigration law that excluded groups of people from the United States—and women were part of that exclusion.
1875 The Page Act becomes law. It’s the country’s first exclusionary act, banning criminals, prostitutes, and Chinese contract laborers from entering the country.
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1882 Congress passes the Immigration Act. The law imposes a $.50 tax on new arrivals and bans “convicts (except those convicted of political offenses), lunatics, idiots AND PERSONS LIKELY TO BECOME PUBLIC CHARGES” from entering the U.S.
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 bans “skilled and unskilled laborers and Chinese employed in mining” from entering the country for ten years and denies Chinese immigrants the path to citizenship. Thousands of Chinese immigrants had worked on the construction of the Trans-Continental Railroad, and these workers were left unemployed when the project was complete. The high rate of unemployment and anti-Chinese sentiment led to passage of the law.
Immigration Act of 1882 – Immigration to the United States
immigrationtounitedstates.org › Immigration reform
Setting the basic course of United States immigration law and policy, the Immigration Act of 1882 established categories of foreigners deemed “undesirable” for …
Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) – Open Collections Program
ocp.hul.harvard.edu/immigration/exclusion.html
Harvard University
The Chinese Exclusion Act was the first major law restricting immigration to the United States. It was enacted in response to economic fears, especially on the …
1888 Congress passes the Scott Act, which amends the Chinese Exclusion Act. It bans Chinese workers from re-entering the U.S. after they left.
1891 Immigration Act of 1891 creates the Bureau of Immigration, which falls under the Treasury Department. The act also calls for the deportation of people who entered the country illegally and denies entry for polygamists, the mentally ill, and those with contagious diseases.
1892 The Geary Act strengthens the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 by requiring Chinese laborers to carry a resident permit at all times. Failure to do so could result in deportation or a sentence to hard labor. It also extends for another 10 years the ban on Chinese becoming citizens.
1892 ELLIS ISLAND OPENS. It served as the primary immigration station of the U.S. between 1892 and 1954, processing some 12 million immigrants. By some estimates, 40% of all Americans have a relative who passed through Ellis Island.
1903 Congress passes the Anarchist Exclusion Act, which denies anarchists, other political extremists, beggars, and epileptics entry into the U.S. IT’S THE FIRST TIME INDIVIDUALS ARE BANNED FROM THE U.S. BASED ON POLITICAL BELIEFS.
1906 The Naturalization Act of 1906 creates the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization and places it under the jurisdiction of the Commerce Department. The act also requires immigrants to learn English before they can become citizens.
1907 The Immigration Act of 1907 broadens the categories of people banned from immigrating to the U.S. The list excludes “imbeciles,” “feeble-minded” people, those with physical or mental disabilities that prevent them from working, tuberculosis victims, children who enter the U.S. without parents, and those who committed crimes of “moral turpitude.”
The “Gentleman’s Agreement” between the U.S. and Japan ends the immigration of Japanese workers.
Congress passes the Expatriation Act of 1907 that says women must adopt the citizenship of their husbands. Therefore, women who marry foreigners lose their U.S. citizenship unless their husbands become citizens

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FROM MARCH 4, 1913-MARCH 3, 1933
1917 Immigration Act of 1917, also called Asiatic Barred Zone Act, further restricted immigration, particularly of people from a large swath of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The act also bars homosexuals, “idiots,” “feeble-minded persons,” “criminals,” “insane persons,” alcoholics, and other categories. In addition, the act sets a literacy standard for immigrants age 16 and older. They must be able to read a 40-word selection in their native language.
U.S. Immigration Legislation: 1917 Immigration Act – Library
library.uwb.edu/…/USimmigration/191…
University of Washington Bothell
1917 Immigration Act (An act to regulate the immigration of aliens to, and the … of the 1920s (the 1921 Emergency Quota Law and the 1924 Immigration Act).
Espionage and Sedition Acts of 1917-1918
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Nov 27, 2015 – Enacted soon after the United States entered World War I in 1917, the … made it illegal to speak out against the government during World War I … A year later, the U.S. Congress amended the law with the Sedition Act of 1918, …
Alien and Sedition Acts

1918 the Sedition Act passed by Congress in during World War I that made it a crime to disrupt military recruiting or enlistments, to encourage support for Germany and its allies or disrespect for American war efforts, or to otherwise bring the U.S. government, its leaders, or its symbols into disrepute.
overlapping  From 1798, the Federalist-controlled Congress passed four acts to empower the president of the United States to expel dangerous Aliens from the country; to give the president authority to arrest, detain, and deport resident aliens hailing from enemy countries during times of war; to lengthen the period of naturalization for immigrants, and to silence Republican criticism of the Federalist Party. Also an act passed by Congress in 1918 during World War I that made it a crime to disrupt military recruiting or enlistments, to encourage support for Germany and its allies or disrespect for American war efforts, or to otherwise bring the U.S. government, its leaders, or its symbols into disrepute.
Also an
U.S. Immigration Legislation: 1921 Emergency Quota Law
library.uwb.edu/…/1921_emergency_q…
University of Washington Bothell
1921 Emergency Quota Law (An act to limit the immigration of aliens into the United States). H.R. 4075; Pub.L. 67-5; 42 Stat. 5. 67th Congress; May 19, 1921.
Signed in May 1921, the Emergency Quota Act established the first ethnic quota system for selective admittance of immigrants to the United States.
which imposed a hefty head tax on all immigrants from China.
1921 THE EMERGENCY QUOTA LAW
Also known as: Johnson Act; Emergency Quota Act of 1921
Significance: The first federal law in U.S. history to limit the immigration of Europeans, the Immigration Act of 1921 reflected the growing American fear that people from southern and eastern European countries not only did not adapt well into American society but also threatened its very existence.
1921 THE EMERGENCY QUOTA LAW of 1921 limits the number of immigrants entering the U.S. each year to 350,000 and implements a nationality quota. Immigration from any country is capped at 3% of the population of that nationality based on the 1910 census. The law reduces immigration from eastern and southern Europe while favoring immigrants from Northern Europe.
1922 Congress passes the Married Women’s Act of 1922, also known as the “Cable Act.” It repeals the provision of the Expatriation Act of 1907 that revoked the citizenship of women who married foreigners

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ALBERT JOHNSON FROM WASHINGTON STATE WAS THE CHIEF AUTHOR OF THE
Immigration Act of 1924 – United States American History
www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1398.html
The role of Immigration Act of 1924 in the history of the United States of America. … and quotas determined by “national origins” as revealed in the 1920 census.
1924 The Immigration Act of 1924 limits annual European immigration to 2% of the number of people from that country living in the United States in 1890. The Act greatly reduces immigration from Southern and Eastern European nationalities that had only small populations in the US in 1890.
The Border Patrol is created to combat smuggling and illegal immigration.
1929 The National Origins Formula institutes a quota that caps national immigration at 150,000 and COMPLETELY BARS ASIAN IMMIGRATION, though immigration from the Western Hemisphere is still permitted.

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1931-1940- 532,431 immigrants arrive.

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1933 To escape persecution by the Nazis, Albert Einstein, the greatest theoretical physicist of the century, immigrates to the United States from Germany

U.S. Representative ALBERT JOHNSON FROM WASHINGTON STATE SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION FROM MARCH 4, 1913-MARCH 3, 1933

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1934 The Tydings-McDuffe Act grants the Philippines independence from the United States on July 4, 1946, but strips Filipinos of US citizenship and severely restricts Filipino immigration to the United States.
1940 The Alien Registration Act requires the registration and fingerprinting of all aliens in the United States over the age of 14.

1952 Immigration and Nationality Act (McCarran … – Library
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University of Washington Bothell
U.S. Immigration Legislation: 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act (McCarran-Walter Act) H.R. 13342; Pub.L. 414; 182 Stat. 66.
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (Pub.L. 82–414, 66 Stat. 163, enacted June 27, 1952), also known as the McCarran–Walter Act, restricted immigration into the U.S. and is codified under Title 8 of the United States Code (8 U.S.C. ch. 12).
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1982 – GovTrack.us
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/97/s2222
GovTrack
Aug 17, 1982. S. 2222 (97th). A bill to revise and reform the Immigration and Nationality Act, and for other purposes. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the …

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