31-35 Immigration Facts

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31. Same-sex marriages do not qualify for spouse immigration visas in the U.S., even if the couple is legally married in a U.S. state. – Source

32. Texas in the 1820s-1830s had an illegal immigration issue in the opposite direction! – Source

33. One year ago today, Alabama passed a tough anti-immigration law that makes it a crime to give an illegal immigrant a ride in your car. – Source

34. Reagan and a democrat majority congress pass the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 granting amnesty to nearly 3 million illegal immigrants. – Source

35. In 1921 Jaffa (future Israel), the Arab population rioted against the Jews, killing 47 & wounding 146 Jews. A commission later found that the main cause of the violence was “Jewish immigration”. – Source

36-41 Immigration Facts

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36. Afghanistan has the second highest immigration rate in the world. – Source

37. The Shadow Wolves is a unit of Native American Trackers employed by The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The Shadow Wolves’ primary task is tracking smugglers through a 76-mile (122 km) stretch of the Tohono O’odham Nation Territory that runs along the Mexico-US Border. – Source

38. While working as an editor in New York, Walt Whitman was ousted from 7 newspapers in just 4 years because of his controversial views on issues of the time; namely women’s rights, labor laws and immigration. – Source

39. During WWII, Nazi Germany gave America the chance to let German Jews immigrate to America, thus saving their lives. Due to tight immigration policies, the U.S. let in only 21,000 Jews, fewer than most neutral European countries. – Source

40. The first DNA evidence ever used in court was for an immigration dispute about paternity. The second time to convict a serial rapist and murder. – Source

41. Venture capitalists are raising money to create a high-tech floating ocean city – this offshore incubator is to be located near Silicon Valley off the coast of California but out in international waters in order to avoid immigration issues. – Source

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Last Update: March 16, 2017