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  1. The Immigration Act of 1990 helped permit the entry of 20 million people over the next two decades, the largest number recorded in any 20 year period since the nation’s founding. The Act also provided Temporary Protected Status so that asylum seekers could remain in the United States until conditions in their homelands improved.

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      In aggregate, the Asian American population is about 70...

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      Immigration Act of 1990. Congress revised the Immigration...

  2. Public Law 101-649 (Act of November 29, 1990), which increased the limits on legal immigration to the United States, revised all grounds for exclusion and deportation, authorized temporary protected status to aliens of designated countries, revised and established new nonimmigrant admission categories, revised and extended the Visa Waiver Pilot …

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  4. The Immigration Act of 1990 ( Pub. L. 101–649, 104 Stat. 4978, enacted November 29, 1990) was signed into law by George H. W. Bush on November 29, 1990. [1] It was first introduced by Senator Ted Kennedy in 1989. It was a national reform of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.

    • An Act to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to change the level, and preference system for admission, of immigrants to the United States, and to provide for administrative naturalization, and for other purposes.
    • Pub.L. 101–649
  5. Dec 21, 2018 · The Naturalization Act of 1790 allows any free white person of “good character,” who has been living in the United States for two years or longer, to apply for citizenship. Without citizenship,...

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    The Immigration Act of 1990 increased the annual limits on the total level of immigration to the United States. For fiscal years 1992 through 1994, the law limited the total number of immigrants to 700,000, to be decreased to 675,000 in fiscal year 1995 and each year thereafter. The law also divided the immigration limit into distinct categories. F...

    The Immigration Act of 1990 revised visas awarded to nonimmigrants, such as temporary workers. In particular, the H visa category was revised to limit the number of visas issued for temporary skilled workers (H-1B) and temporary nonagricultural workers (H-2B). Under the law, the stay of H-1B visa holders was limited to six years. The law also estab...

    The Immigration Act of 1990 established some new provisions for immigrants to naturalize as United States citizens. Under the law, an officer of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (broken into three separate entities—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and U.S. Customs and Borde...

    Under immigration law, non-citizens are eligible for removal, or deportation, if they commit an aggravated felony. The Immigration Act of 1990 expanded the list of offenses that count as an aggravated felony to include the following: 1. drug trafficking 2. money laundering resulting in a sentence of at least five years in prison 3. violent crimes r...

    The Immigration Act of 1990 revised the grounds for inadmissability into the country as a legal immigrant:

  6. Makes an attempt to enter the United States illegally a criminal offense. Sets forth provisions prohibiting and penalizing specified forms of document fraud under the Act. Authorizes issuance of cease and desist orders and imposition of civil fines for document fraud violations. Makes such violations deportable acts.

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