TITLE

Immigration Timeline

PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Congressional Digest;Jun2005, Vol. 84 Issue 6, p162
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the evolution of the American emigration and immigration law by presenting detailed information on all the laws enacted in the U.S. over the time. The Immigration Act of 1891, the first comprehensive law for national control of immigration, established the Bureau of Immigration within the Treasury Department, restricted immigration by certain classes of persons, and directed the deportation of anyone entering the United States illegally. The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 increased criminal penalties for immigration-related offenses, authorized increases in enforcement personnel, and enhanced enforcement authority.
ACCESSION #
17271011

 

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