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Fong Yue Ting v. United States Published: November 28, 2011

Upholding the constitutionality of the Geary Act of 1892, the controversial Fong Yue Ting decision recognized that the U.S. Congress had almost unlimited discretion to establish all aspects of the nation’s immigration policy, including the rules and procedures for alien registration and deportation.

Foley v. Connelie Published: November 28, 2011

Upholding a state law that discriminated against aliens, the Supreme Court in the Foley decision departed from a previous decision based on strict scrutiny, thereby making it much more likely that similar policies would be upheld.

Florida illegal immigration suit Published: November 28, 2011

Although the Florida lawsuit was eventually dismissed, the case was important because it represented the first time a state sued the federal government for costs associated with illegal immigrants.

Florida Published: November 28, 2011

Newcomers to Florida, from both other countries and other parts of the United States, have tended to settle in clusters, while maintaining their ethnic identities and their ties to their birthplaces.

Edward J. Flanagan Published: November 28, 2011

Father Flanagan was an early and vocal advocate of child-care reform whose experiences as a Roman Catholic parish priest among the impoverished immigrants in Omaha, Nebraska, convinced him that addressing such catastrophic social conditions could only begin with taking in homeless boys and educating them.

Filipino Repatriation Act of 1935 Published: November 28, 2011

This federal law provided free transportation for Filipino residents of the continental United States who wished to return home but could not afford to do so.

Filipino immigrants Published: November 28, 2011

During the late twentieth century, Filipinos became one of the fastestgrowing immigrant populations in the United States.

Filipino American press Published: November 28, 2011

Filipino American newspapers and magazines have featured stories not only about Filipinos living in the United States but also about events of interest in the Philippines, demonstrating the desire among many Filipino Americans to stay connected with their ancestral homeland.

Fiancées Act of 1946 Published: November 28, 2011

An extension of another piece of post-World War II legislation, the War Brides Act of 1945, the Fiancées Act granted the fiancés of American servicemen a special exemption from previously established immigration quotas that allowed them to enter the United States.

Fenian movement Published: November 28, 2011

The Fenians began a secular nationalistic revolutionary tradition in Ireland that aimed at freeing Ireland from British control.

Fedorenko v. United States Published: November 28, 2011

The Fedorenko decision established that the citizenship of a naturalized citizen may be revoked in cases when individuals intentionally provided false information to enter the country or to obtain materialization.

Federation for American Immigration Reform Published: November 28, 2011

Recognized as the leading anti-immigration group in the United States, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has received support from numerous celebrities and politicians and claims membership from both conservative and liberal party supporters, whose donations make possible the high visibility FAIR receives through its many advertising campaigns.

Farm and migrant workers Published: November 28, 2011

The supply of farm labor has become one of the most significant issues in U.S. immigration policy.

Family businesses Published: November 28, 2011

Family businesses have played an important role in the lives of immigrants to the United States. These businesses have enabled immigrants to establish themselves, first as members of their ethnic neighborhoods and secondly, as members of the American community in which they live.

Families Published: November 28, 2011

U.S. immigration laws have emphasized the goal of family reunification, making it relatively easy for relatives of immigrants already in the United States to enter the country.

French immigration Published: February 13, 2011
As one of the founding nations of colonial Canada, the French helped define the political and cultural character of the modern country.
Fourteenth Amendment (United States) (1868) Published: February 13, 2011
Proposed in 1865 and ratified in 1868, the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States defined citizenship to include former slaves and to protect them from violations of their civil rights.
Finnish immigration Published: February 13, 2011
Finns were among the earliest settlers in North America, forming a substantial portion of the colony of New Sweden, founded in 1638 along the Delaware River (see DELAWARE COLONY).
Filipino immigration Published: February 13, 2011
Because the United States had acquired the Philippines as a colonial territory in 1898, Filipinos were in some ways privileged immigrants during the 20th century and second in number only to Chinese among Asian immigrants to the United States.
Ellen Louks Fairclough (1905–2004) politician Published: February 13, 2011
Ellen Louks Fairclough, Canada’s first woman federal cabinet minister, presided over a major overhaul of the country’s longstanding “white Canada” immigration policy.