Politics and government

Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha Published: March 7, 2012

Based on the constitutional principles of separation of powers and bicameralism, the Chadha decision prohibited legislation authorizing one house of Congress fromoverriding a decision made by the executive branch.

Immigration Act of 1907 Published: February 14, 2012

This law created the Dillingham Commission to collect data used in future immigration laws, further narrowed Asian immigration, limited Muslim immigration, and expanded the definition of undesirable women immigrants.

James John Davis Published: October 3, 2011

As the secretary of labor under three U.S. presidents, Davis helped to enforce the national origins quotas of 1920’s immigration law and advocated additional restrictions on immigration.

U.S. Congress Published: September 27, 2011

Since 1875, Congress has played the major role in determining U.S. immigration law and policy.

Burmese immigrants Published: August 16, 2011

Burmese immigrants are relatively recent arrivals to the United States.