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Emergency Quota Act restricted the number of immigrants admitted from any country annually to 3% of the number of residents from that same country living in the United States as of the U.S. Census of 1910.
The main source of statutory law is the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), originally passed in 1952 and was replaced after 2001.Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 ( H.R. 2580; Pub.L. 89–236, 79 Stat. 911.) was enacted June 30, 1968, also know as the Hart-Celler Act. This act change the way quotas were allocated by ending the National Origins Formula that had been in place in the United since the Emergency Quota act of 1921. This created a new policy based on reuniting immigrant families and attracting skilled labor to the United States. Over the next four decades, the policies put into effect in 1965 would greatly change the demographic makeup of the American population, as immigrants entering the United States under the new legislation came increasingly from countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, as opposed to Europe.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services oversees lawful immigration to the United States. Individuals who wish to become U.S. citizens through naturalization submit their applications to USCIS. They determine eligibility, process the applications and, if approved, schedule the applicant for a ceremony to take the Oath of Allegiance.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, CBP, is one of the world's largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.
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