Timelines
Immigration

  • 1819
    Immigration Act Is Passed

  • 1840
    A Wave Of Newcomers

  • 1868
    1868 U.S.-Born Residents Are Citizens

  • 1880
    Restrictions Imposed On Immigration

  • 1892
    Ellis Island Immigration Center Opens

  • 1910
    Angel Island Immigration Center Opens

  • 1911
    Dillingham Report Warns Of Subversion

  • 1924
    U.S. Border Patrol Established

  • 1940
    War Influences Immigration Laws
    Alien Registration Act Passed

  • 1952
    Quota System Is Revised

  • 1956
    Immigrants Escape Unrest In Their Countries

  • 1986
    Crackdown On Illegal Immigrants

  • 2000
    Diversity In America

  • 2001
    Terrorist Attacks Prompt Tougher Restrictions

  • 2004
    Struggle Over Illegal Immigrants

  • 2010
    States Enact Tough Immigration Laws

  • 2012
    Court Rules on Ariz. Immigration Law

  • 2013
    Push to Overhaul Immigration System