INS - The Immigrant Police Analytical Essay by Primo

INS - The Immigrant Police
A look at the role of the Immigration and Naturalization Services in the United States focusing on North Carolina.
# 5899 | 1,800 words | 8 sources | APA | 2001 | US

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This paper takes an exploratory journey through the topic of immigration to the U.S. and focuses on Charlotte, North Carolina. The reader is given an foundation on understanding the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Services) and how it operates as well as information about immigrants in the Charlotte area, both documented and non-documented.

From the Paper:

"The letters INS stand for Immigration and Naturalization Services. Its purpose is to document and legalize immigrants who come migrate to other nations to live and to work. The INS started in the 1800’s when the government decided that America had a policy of immigration that was to free and to open.

"After certain states passed immigration laws following the Civil War, the Supreme Court in 1875 declared that regulation of immigration is a Federal responsibility. Thus, as the number of immigrants rose in the 1880s and economic conditions in some areas worsened, Congress began to issue immigration legislation. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and Alien Contract Labor laws of 1885 and 1887 prohibited certain laborers from immigrating to the United States. The more general Immigration Act of 1882 levied a head tax of fifty cents on each immigrant and blocked (or excluded) the entry of idiots, lunatics, convicts, and persons likely to become a public charge. These national immigration laws created the need for a Federal enforcement agency .”"

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