In the 1840s Irishmen of all classes were coming to the US because of the “potatoes famine”.
In 1882 the federal government put into place the “Chinese Exclusion …show more content…
If a person was not allowed to enter the United States the ship company that brought them over had to send them back at the companies expenses.
In 1906 English became a required knowledge to become a citizen and a literacy test put into place for anyone over the age of …show more content…
The Patriot act changed the Immigration and Nationality Act to say who was eligible to enter the United States and who would be deported back to their home country.
After the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, things changed for Immigration. Then President George Bush wanted to control immigration to thwart terrorists entering the United States. At the northern border only 334 INS Border control agents were assigned to maintain order with over 300,000 crossings every day from Canada into the US. The economic impact of closing the borders was felt across America. Industries were being crippled by the import sanctions and the 100% inspection was slowing down the process of importing much needed items.
The issue with the Southern Border was illegal or aliens on work visas would just go home and visit after work and on holidays. However post 9/11 all that changed, it made it much too difficult to get back across and now the illegal aliens just live here and do not plan on going back to