Ever wondered how we ended up with this cobbled-together immigration system?
Drawing on a mix of sources, including Guarding the Golden Door, here are the 23 defining moments in immigration policy history that helped create the system we know today:
1. Naturalization Act of 1790
- It restricted naturalization to "free white persons." Naturalization restrictions by race were not completely removed until 1952.
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