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Border Patrol

the largest federal law enforcement agency. Has the main responsibility to detect and prevent the illegal entry of Aliens into the US.

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Citizen

One who owes allegiance to the US; one who is entitled to protection by the US and the constitution

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Denaturalization

the process in which naturalized citizens may involuntarily lose their citizenship

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deportation

legal process in which aliens are legally required to leave the US. The 2 common reasons for deportation is illegally entry and the conviction of a serious felony.

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excludable aliens

Anyone who might pose a threat to safety of others. Criminals, mentally disturbed, drug abusers and addicts

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expatriation

The legal process by which a loss of citizenship occurs

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illegal immigration restriction act of 1996

passed by congress in 1996; made it easier to deport illegal aliens

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immigration act of 1965

-Eliminated country- based quota system
- allowed as many as 270,000 immigrants
- preference given to immediate real arrives of US citizens and aliens

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National Orgiins act of 1929

reduced the maximum quota and let other people form other countries come in.

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naturalization

A way in becoming a US citizen

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undocumented alien

Entered US illegally or entered legally, but has stayed passed their visa. Aka illegal alien

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Where in the Constitution do you find Citizenship?

14th amendment

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How can someone become a US citizen? (2 ways)

Naturalization and natural born

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What are the responsibilities of a citizen?

be informed, respect diversity, respect other's rights, contribute to the common good

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What are the duties of a citizen?

obey laws, defend one nation, pay taxes, serve on juries, vote

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What are the requirements of someone who wishes to be naturalized?

at least 18 years old
entered the US legally
lived in the US for at least 5 years
file a petition for naturalization
speak english
demonstrate knowledge of US history
pledge an oath of allegiance to the US

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What are the steps to naturalization?

- at least 18 years old
- entered US legally
- lived in US for five years
- file a petition for naturalization
- speak English
- show knowledge of US history

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Describe immigration during the first 100 years of the US

- Congress made no attempt to regulate immigration in the first hundred years
- immigration to US was promoted
- most immigrants came from northern and Western Europe

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When/why did Congress begin regulating immigration?

Page act of 1875 (?)


Idk why

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What has the Supreme Court decided about automatic expatriation?

It is PROHIBITED

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What is teh difference between "old" and "new" immigrants in US history? I

They came from different places

Old is from Europe and some Asia

New is from Mexico or South America

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