Raised the number of permanent visas given out each year from 290,000 to 675,000, and created the diversity-visa lottery, as well as made 55,000 visas.
Restricted undocumented immigrants from accessing any state public benefits. The proposition vetoed after many sued the state government for passing it was overturned and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.
Instituted immigrants can return back to the United States but if immigrants are caught without proper documentation or required people fleeing persecution will be applied for asylum within one year of arriving in the country.
The bill also created a temporary visa category to allow spouses and children of green-card holders to reunite with their family in the United States rather than face long separations as they wait for a visa.
Immigration Act 1990
Proposition 187 (California)
The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996
The Legal Immigration Family Equity, or LIFE, Act and LIFE Act Amendments of 2000
The REAL ID Act of 2005
Changed some visa limits, tightened restrictions on asylum applications and made it easier to exclude suspected terrorists, and removed restrictions.
Border Protection, Anti-terrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005
Gave a path for immigrants to eventually receive citizenship because a majority of undocumented immigrants were already in the country as well as dramatically increased legal immigration.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007
Gave legal residency a path for citizenship, and gave undocumented immigrants who graduate from U.S. high schools and attend college or join the military. Immigrant visa limits remained at 700,000 for the combined categories of employment, family preference.
The Asylum Policy states that if an alien is unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin because they have suffered past persecution or has a well-founded fear of future persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership they will be sentence to a asylum.