Immigration in America: A history

Published: Aug 06 2014 10:11:46 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 22 2014 08:09:19 AM EDT

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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