What did the Immigration Reform and Control Act do? The Immigration Reform and Control Act altered U.S. immigration law by making it illegal to hire illegal immigrants knowingly and establishing financial and other penalties for companies that employed illegal immigrants.
What did the Immigration Act do? The Immigration Act of 1924 limited the number of immigrants allowed entry into the United States through a national origins quota. The quota provided immigration visas to two percent of the total number of people of each nationality in the United States as of the 1890 national census.
Who did the Immigration Act of 1924 affect? The act established preferences under the quota system for certain relatives of U.S. residents, including their unmarried children under 21, their parents, and spouses at least 21 and over. It also preferred immigrants at least 21 who were skilled in agriculture and their wives and dependent children under 16.
When did immigration become illegal in the US?
Immigration Act of 1882.
|Effective||August 3, 1882|
|Public law||Pub.L. 47–376|
|Statutes at Large||22 Stat. 214|