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Burmese immigrants Published: August 16, 2011

Burmese immigrants are relatively recent arrivals to the United States.

Burlingame Treaty of 1868 Published: August 16, 2011

The Burlingame Treaty permitted almost unlimited and unrestricted immigration by Chinese to the United States.

U.S. Bureau of Immigration Published: August 16, 2011

The Bureau of Immigration was the first federal government entity to standardize immigration operations in the United States, and it enforced legislation passed by the U.S. Congress and reported on the status of immigrants entering the country.

British immigrants Published: August 16, 2011

As one of the earliest immigrant groups to North America, the British were responsible for some basic American cultural features, including language, laws, religion, education, and administration.

Sergey Brin Published: August 16, 2011

Brin teamed up with Stanford University classmate Larry Page to found the Internet company Google, based on its search engine that uses backlinks for ranking.

Brazilian immigrants Published: August 16, 2011

Economic and political instability in Brazil during the late twentieth century prompted unprecedented emigration fromthe country.

“Brain drain” Published: August 9, 2011
Brain drain oftentimes pulls the best and the brightest from their homelands as workers seek more lucrative job opportunities abroad, where they believe their marketability will be rewarded.
Bracero program Published: August 9, 2011
Initiated because of farm labor shortages caused by American entry into World War II, the bracero program brought Mexican workers to replace American workers dislocated by the war.
Boutilier v. Immigration and Naturalization Service Published: August 9, 2011
Based on congressional intent combined with commonly accepted psychiatric ideas of the time, the Supreme Court approved the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s policy of classifying gays and lesbians as ineligible for immigration.
Boston Published: July 7, 2011
During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Irish and Italian immigrants significantly changed the political, religious, and cultural life of the predominantly Anglo-Saxon Protestant city of Boston.
U.S. Border Patrol Published: July 7, 2011
Since its 1924 creation, the U.S. Border Patrol has served as the primary federal law-enforcement agency responsible for the prevention and detection of illegal immigrants...
Border fence Published: July 7, 2011
The congressional decision in 2006 to build hundreds of miles of additional fencing along portions of the 1,951- mile U.S.-Mexico border touched off a diplomatic dispute with Mexico, angered Latino communities in the United States...
Birth control movement Published: July 5, 2011
Starting with the efforts of Margaret Sanger and the National Birth Control League...
Bilingual Education Act of 1968 Published: July 5, 2011
The Bilingual Education Act was the first federal legislation to address the unique educational needs of students with limited English-speaking ability (later called “limited English proficient”).
Bilingual education Published: July 5, 2011
Civil rights laws and judicial mandates during the 1960’s and early 1970’s supported the need for bilingual education...
Bernal v. Fainter Published: June 29, 2011
Striking down a state law prohibiting aliens from working as notary publics, the Bernal decision asserted that laws discriminating against resident aliens must be assessed according to the demanding standard of strict scrutiny...
Irving Berlin Published: June 29, 2011
After immigrating from Russia as a child, Irving Berlin grew up in New York City, wrote songs that caught the spirit of immigrant New York...
Bellingham incident Published: June 29, 2011
During the first decade of the twentieth century, Asian Indian immigrants, most of whom practiced the Sikh faith, working in the United States met organized discrimination and even violence.
Alexander Graham Bell Published: June 27, 2011
Entering the United States at the invitation of a Boston institution and speaking excellent English, Bell may not have thought himself an immigrant until his first attempt to patent his telephone was rejected on the grounds that he was an alien.
Belgian immigrants Published: June 27, 2011
As skilled tradesmen and farmers, early Belgian immigrants contributed significantly to the economic development of the United States.
Bayard-Zhang Treaty of 1888 Published: June 27, 2011
The Bayard-Zhang Treaty attempted to prohibit all new Chinese immigration for twenty years and limit the right to return of Chinese workers who had temporarily left the United States for home visits in China.
Burlingame Treaty Published: February 6, 2011
The Burlingame Treaty between the United States and China (1868) granted “free migration and immigration” to the Chinese.
Carlos Bulosan (1911–1956) labor activist Published: February 6, 2011
Carlos Bulosan, a Filipino migrant worker, emerged as one of America’s most respected writers and labor activists during the 1940s.
Bulgarian immigration Published: February 6, 2011
There were very few Bulgarian immigrants to North America prior to the 20th century, and they never constituted a major immigrant group.
British immigration Published: February 6, 2011
In the U.S. census of 2000, more than 67 million Americans claimed British descent (English, Irish, Scots, Scots-Irish, Welsh), while in the Canadian census of 2001, almost 10 million reported British ancestry.
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