Immigration Law

Immigration laws are put in place by a national government as a way to control immigration into the country. This branch of the law determines the legal status of individuals that are in the country. Throughout history the immigration laws of the United States have progressed unevenly. In 1790 the Naturalization Act was passed as a way to naturalize foreigners that were in the country. In 1924, the Immigration Act limited how many immigrants were allowed to enter the United States.