Immigration in America: A history

POSTED: 7:11 AM Aug 06 2014   UPDATED: 5:09 AM Jul 22 2014

With Texas Gov. Rick Perry sending National Guard troops to the border, look back at the tumultuous history of immigation in America.

Immigration History - Naturalization Act
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1795 -- The Naturalization Act restricts U.S. citizenship to "free white persons" who live in America for at least five years and renounce their allegiance to their former country.

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