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An ______is a person who lives in a country where he or she is not a citizen.

Alien

2

An _______ is a person who comes to a new country intending to live there permanently.

Immigrant

3

United States law classifies aliens into _____ different categories

5

4

________ is a person from a foreign nation who has established permanent residence in the US.

Resident Aliens

5

A __________ is a person from a foreign country who expects to stay in the US for a short, specified period of time.

Non-resident Alien

6

An ________is a citizen of a nation with which the US is at war.

Enemy alien

7

______ are people fleeing to escape persecution or danger.

Refugees

8

An _________ is a person who comes to the US without a legal permit.

illegal Alien

9

The Constitution clearly assigns ______ the power to control immigration policy.

Congress

10

In 1882 Congress passed the first major federal immigration law that barred entrance to people such as the _________, __________, and ____________.

Mentally Handicapped, convicts, and paupers

11

Congress also passed the _________________which restricted the admission of Chinese laborers.

Chinese Exclusion Act

12

The __________ , known known as the Johnson Act, lowered the number of immigrants allowed into the country to less than 165,000 per year.

Immigration Act of 1924

13

_______is a general pardon the government offers to illegal aliens.

Amnesty

14

By 1990, 85% of immigrants to the United States were coming from ___________________.

Asia and Latin America

15

In 1982, the Supreme COurt ruled that the State of ______could not deny free public education to children of illegal aliens.

Texas

16

The ______________encouraged immigration of workers with “ extraordinary abilities.”

Immigration Act of 1990

17

__________ is the legal process by which a person is granted the rights and privileges of a citizen.

Naturalization

18

______________in 1857 challenged the basis of state citizenship.
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Dred Scott vs. Sandford

19

__________ hoped that the court’s decision would begin a “chain of events” that would produce a “complete overthrow of the whole slave system.”

Fredrick douglass

20

The ________________ to the Constitution overruled the Dred Scott decision.
there are three basic sources of US citizenship

14th amendment

21

________ is a latin phrase that means “law of the soil”

Jus soli

22

________ means the “law of blood”

Jus sanguinis

23

to enter the united states an immigrant must enter the country __________

legally and must be of moral character.