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  1. Who did the Immigration Act of 1917 target? | Q&A › who-did-the-immigration

    Jun 12, 2021 · Who did the Immigration Act of 1917 target? For the first time, an immigration law of the U.S. affected European immigration, with the provision barring all immigrants over the age of sixteen who were illiterate.

  2. Jun 03, 2021 · The Immigration Act of 1917 implemented many of the recommendations of the Dillingham Commission and created the requirement of a literacy test for immigrants. The World Wars The first two decades of the 20th century ushered in a dramatic shift of attitude toward immigration, ending the era of mass immigration in the United States.

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  4. Jun 05, 2021 · In his response to Congress, excerpted below, Cleveland outlined and refuted some of the arguments of those who favored restrictions on turn-of-the-century immigration. Twenty years after Cleveland's veto, a literacy requirement would be included as part of the Immigration Act of 1917.

  5. Jun 03, 2021 · (For a complete discussion see section 9:1 in "Rights and Obligations of Non-Citizens," in Fragomen on Immigration Fundamentals.) Foreign nationals who have, or have had, physical presence in the United States can bring claims in U.S. courts, as allowed under subject matter or standing jurisdiction.

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  6. Jun 09, 2021 · Beginning as early as 1897, members of Congress who wanted to limit immigration to the U.S. began proposing laws that would require immigrants to be literate. After repeated vetoes of such laws, the 1917 Immigration Act, sponsored by Congressman John Lawson Burnett, finally succeeded in imposing a literacy test on immigrants to the U.S.

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    4 days ago · Under nativist political pressure, the Immigration Act of 1917 established an Asian Barred Zone of countries from which immigration to the U.S. was forbidden. The Cable Act of 1922 (Married Women's Independent Nationality Act) guaranteed citizenship to independent women unless they were married to a nonwhite alien ineligible for naturalization.

  8. U.S. Supreme Court blocks permanent residency for some immigrants › supreme-court-rules-against

    Jun 07, 2021 · A federal law called the Immigration and Nationality Act generally requires that people seeking to become permanent residents have been "inspected and admitted" into the United States. At issue in...

  9. Chapter 3 - Military Service during Hostilities (INA 329) | USCIS › policy-manual › volume-12-part-i
    • A. General Eligibility Through Military Service During Hostilities
    • B. Honorable Service
    • C. National Guard Service
    • D. Designated Periods of Hostilities
    • F. Conditional Permanent Residence and Naturalization During Hostilities
    • G. Department of Defense Military Accessions Vital to National Interest Program
    • Footnotes

    Members of the U.S. armed forces who serve honorably for any period of time during specifically designated periods of hostilities may be eligible to naturalize. The applicant must establish that he or she meets all of the following criteria in order to qualify: 1. The applicant may be of any age. 2. The applicant must have served honorably in the U.S. armed forces during a designated period of hostility. 3. The applicant must either be a lawful permanent resident (LPR) or have been physically present at the time of enlistment, reenlistment, or extension of service or induction into the U.S. armed forces: 3.1. In the United States or its outlying possessions, including the Canal Zone, American Samoa, or Swains Island, or 3.2. On board a public vessel owned or operated by the United States for noncommercial service. 4. The applicant must be able to read, write, and speak basic English. 5. The applicant must demonstrate knowledge of U.S. history and government. 6. The applicant must de...

    Qualifying military service is honorable service in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve or active duty service in the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard. Service in a National Guard Unit may also qualify. Honorable service means only service in the U.S. armed forces that is designated as honorable service by the executive department under which the applicant performed that military service. Both “Honorable” and “General-Under Honorable Conditions” discharge types qualify as honorable service for immigration purposes. Other discharge types, such as “Other Than Honorable,” do not qualify as honorable service.

    An applicant filing on the basis of military service during hostilitieswho has National Guard service may qualify if he or she has honorable service in either the U.S. armed forces or in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve.USCIS does not require proof of federal activation for a National Guard applicant if the applicant served in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve during a designated period of hostility.

    The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and Presidential Executive Orders have designated the following military engagements and ranges of dates as periods of hostilities. On July 3, 2002, President George W. Bush issued Executive Order 13269, which has designated a period of hostilities and has permitted the expedited naturalization for noncitizens eligible under INA 329 as of September 11, 2001. The current designated period continues to be a designated period of hostilities for INA 329purposes until the President issues a new Executive Order terminating the designation.

    If the applicant is a conditional permanent resident and is eligible to naturalize on the basis of military service during hostilitieswithout being an LPR based on being in the United States during enlistment or induction, the applicant is not required to file or have an approved Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence (Form I-751) before his or her Application for Naturalization (Form N-400) may be approved.

    The general guidance in this section is from information provided by the Department of Defense (DOD) on its Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program. USCIS is providing this general information in the Policy Manual to assist potential service members and their families.

    [^ 1] See INA 329. [^ 2] See INA 329(b). See 8 CFR 329.2(e). [^ 3] See Section C, National Guard Service [12 USCIS-PM I.3(C)]. [^ 4] See INA 329. [^ 5] See 8 CFR 329.1. See 10 U.S.C. 10143for more information on the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve. [^ 6] The National Guard and Reserve service requirements under INA 329 differ from those under INA 328. See Chapter 2, One Year of Military Service during Peacetime (INA 328), Section C, National Guard Service [12 USCIS-PM I.2(C)]. [^ 7] See 8 CFR 329.1 and 8 CFR 329.2. [^ 8] See 8 CFR 329.1 and 8 CFR 329.2. Declared by Joint Resolution of Congress of April 6, 1917 (40 Stat. 429, Ch. 1) and Joint Resolution of Congress, December 7, 1917 (40 Stat. 429, Ch. 1). Armistice signed, November 11, 1918. [^ 9] See 8 CFR 329.2. See Proclamation No. 2714, Cessation of Hostilities of World War II, 61 Stat. 1048 (December 31, 1946). [^ 10] See 8 CFR 329.2. [^ 11] See 8 CFR 329.2. See Exec. Order No. 12081, Termination of Expeditious Naturalizat...

  10. Jun 07, 2021 · A federal law called the Immigration and Nationality Act generally requires that people seeking to become permanent residents have been "inspected and admitted" into the United States. At issue in...

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