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  • Are we there yet
  • what to do with all these white immigrants
  • First Naturalization Act of 1790 - Any alien, being a free white person may be admitted
  • My family began immigrating from Ireland since before the war of 1812
  • I must get to New York
  • Steerage Act of 1819 requires all captains to keep detailed records on passengers
  • Congress just centralized control of immigration over to the Secretary of State
  • Why me
  • Hmmm, the Republican platform for 1864 will be to foster and encourage immigration
  • Because the Know-Nothing Party has become violent with their Anti-Immigrant stance. The fear immigrants will take jobs from native born
  • Just too many Chinese in 1882
  • ok lets Exclude them by restricting entry
  • But my wife and children are still in China
  • Now that the WWI is over, I am concerned for national security. I think we may have have spies working here - plus they are taking our jobs
  • Look fella's, it's 1924 and we've been able to keep Asians out, we can keep the rest of Europe out, except for the British by passing the Johnson-Reed Act
  • it's 1943 - we should repeal the 1882 Exclusion Act
  • Since everyone is off fighting WWII - perhaps they can farm my land
  • But keep the Jews out
  • I have another approach. I just submitted a bill to congress - "The Bracero" plan. This program will bring labor from Mexico and other parts of Latin America.
  • Immigration and Nationality Act, 1952 & 1965; Reaffirms quota system,limts Eastern Hemisphere; western is OK, skilled workers preferred, tightens security
  • Peace and Love - wow - The 1965 Immigration act has quadrupled Asian immigration
  • Yeah man, and the cold war has brought over a bunch of professionals as well as refugees, man
  • as long as the Mexicans and Asians stay in Central California and work on the farms, this will help our economy man.
  • but I must work to care for my family here and in Mexico
  • Amigo, the 1986 immigration Reform prohibits the hiring of illegals - show me your papers
  • its about time, because of you Mexicans, we Americans can't find work
  • Sir, the 911 attacks has forced us to make changes to immigration and border protection
  • Lets create Homeland Security; and increase detention and deportation. Let's begin profiling with the implementation of the Patriot Act
  • Believe me
  • Did he just say all Mexicans are rapists and to place a ban on all Muslims from entering the United States
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