comparing immigration policies

comparing immigration policies

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  • Page Act of 1875
  • Inexpensive Chinese workers are taking our jobs.
  • - prohibited entry of convicted criminals - prohibited Asian laborers brought involuntarily  - prohibited women imported for prostitution 
  • Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
  • Chinese workers and their low wages are still taking our jobs.
  • - suspended the immigration of Chinese laborers for ten years
  • Immigration Act of 1882
  • This Act will make, "it more and more difficult for the unworthy and undesirable elements of the European populations to flow this way" (Hirota, 2013, p. 1098).
  • - federal capitation tax to care for needy immigrants - prohibited entry of convicts, lunatics, idiots, and those who will become a public charge - authorized secretary of Treasury to put any need regulation in place for enforcement - foreign criminals will be sent back to home nation
  • (Hirota, 2013, p. 1093)
  • Border Wall Executive Order
  • We will build that Southern wall and Mexico will pay for it.
  • (Hirota, 2013, p. 1093)
  • Deportation and Detention Executive Order
  • We will become tougher on illegals by deporting more.
  • - expanded options for deportation eligibility, including minor offenses and suspected misuse of public benefits - eliminate usual right to a hearing - asylum seekers from Mexico will be returned until hearing - state/local police able to arrest/detain undocumented persons
  • (Hirota, 2013, p. 1098)
  • Travel Ban Executive Order
  • We will ban the entry of immigrants from Muslim majority countries and not allow refugees from Syria.
  • (Gostin & Cathaoir, 2017, p. 1617)
  • - cost between $12.6 and $21.6 billion. - Mexico pays for it by levying 20% import tax or reducing foreign aid
  • (Gostin & Cathaoir, 2017, p. 1617)
  • (Barrow, 2018, p. 692)
  • - President Trump cited religious persecution and security concerns because of terrorist groups as reason for the order - banned entry of nationals from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen for 90 days - indefinitely banned Syrian refugees - gave preference to minority religious groups escaping persecution - suspended all refugees for 120 days
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