Should Illegal Aliens Currently Living
in the United States be Granted
Permanent Residency Status?
A Brief History of U.S. Immigration
•In 1790, an act was adopted establishing a
uniform requirement of 2 years of residency
for naturalization to the U.S.
•In 1875, a direct federal regulation of
immigration was established by a law that
prohibited the entry of prostitutes and convicts.
•In 1891, the Bureau of Immigration was
established under the Treasury Department to
federally administer all immigration laws.