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Sequoia Gallaway

on 10 January 2013

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Immigration from Germany (Deutschamerikane)
by Sequoia Why do they c me? Some immigration laws are: The Chinese Exclusion Repeal Act of 1943 repealed the Chinese Exclusion Act and permitted Chinese nationals already in the country to become naturalized citizens.
The Nationality Act of 1940 pertains chiefly to "Nationality at Birth," Nationality through Naturalization," and "Loss of Nationality". Certain miscellaneous matters are also dealt with.
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (or McCarran-Walter Act) somewhat liberalized immigration from Asia, but increased the power of the government to deport illegal immigrants suspected of Communist sympathies.
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 (or Hart-Cellar Act) discontinued quotas based on national origin, while preference was given to those who have U.S. relatives. For the first time Mexican immigration was restricted.
The Cuban Refugee Adjustment Act of 1966 gave Cuban nationals who enter, or were already present, in the United States legal status.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 granted a path to citizenship to illegal immigrants who had been in the United States before 1982 but made it a crime to hire an illegal immigrant.
The Immigration Act of 1990 increased the total immigration limit to 700,000 and increased visas by 40 percent. Family reunification was retained as the main immigration criteria, with significant increases in employment-related immigration. More Laws: The REAL ID Act (2005) created more restrictions on political asylum, severely curtailed habeas corpus relief for immigrants, increased immigration enforcement mechanisms, altered judicial review, and imposed federal restrictions on the issuance of state driver's licenses to immigrants and others. The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRaIRA) made drastic changes to asylum law, immigration detention, criminal-based immigration, and many forms of immigration relief. The hardships of being an immigrant: Adjusting to culture, weather, language, religion, traditions, and sometimes being treated badly. German Foods: It took a long time to ride a ship from Germany to America, many people got sick, Some even died. Even when they got to America, they had troubles. Immigrants were, and still are, sometimes treated badly, or are excluded because of race, religion, or skin color. Christmas in Germany Christmas is celebrated differently in Germany, here are some examples of how, Saint Nicholas - Sankt Nikolaus In Germany, Sankt Nikolaus Day is celebrated on December 6th.The evening before the 6th, children place their shoes in front of the door, and the next day, good children's shoes are filled with nuts, fruits and sweets. The bad children only receive a switch. Santa Claus Santa Claus is known in Germany as der Weihnachtsismann, meaning, "The Christmas Man." The Christmas Tree/Der Tannenbaum is usually put up and decorated on
Christmas Eve. Decorations include
glass balls, tinsel, straw ornaments,
and sweets. Going to America meant giving up traditions like the ones shown. It meant saying goodbye to the ones you love. It meant being treated badly because of who you are. Would YOU have been brave enough to leave everything you've ever known? Thanks for watching my prezi! I believe that some people don't treat immigrants very well, and they should work harder to be kinder towards not just Germans, but anyone who came to America in search of a better life, No matter who they are, or where they are from. Unlike most immigrants, German immigrants mostly did not immigrate for political reasons. In fact, the country was repeatedly being attacked by armies of various nationalities. Terrorist like Adolf Hitler also could have influenced immigration from Germany. Many great minds, (including Albert Einstein) were from Germany. Interesting Fact: Salad Bowl or Melting pot? I think America is a melting pot, because there is a unique
blend of hundreds of traditions, religions, and people to form one great country.
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