Immigration History


Boundless Immigration is dedicated to helping immigrants navigate the spouse visa and U.S. citizenship application processes.

Enjoy the following educational posts about the history of immigration to the United States — from the colonial era to the present.



Immigration Under President Johnson

May 8, 2017

As president, Lyndon B. Johnson oversaw numerous key actions that affected immigration to the U.S., the most important of which was the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, which eliminated a longstanding quota system in favor of preferences that favored family… View Article


Naturalization Test Pop Quiz

May 7, 2017

As part of the U.S. naturalization process, a USCIS interviewer asks applicants up to 10 questions from a list of 100 civics topics. The applicant must correctly answer 6 out of the 10 questions to pass the test. Studies have… View Article


Nativism and Immigration

May 3, 2017

An anti-Catholic editorial cartoon from 1943From the earliest days of European colonialism to the present, tensions between so-called nativists and immigrants have been a recurring theme in American history. During colonial times and in the United States’ first decades, nativist… View Article


Immigration Act of 1990

May 3, 2017

Passed by the 101st Congress and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush, the 1990 Immigration and Nationality Act made significant adjustments to the immigration policies established by the landmark Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.The act made modified… View Article


These Notable American Artists Were Also Immigrants

May 3, 2017

One of the most famous American historical paintings, of George Washington Crossing the Delaware on the eve of the battles of Princeton and Trenton, was painted by the German-born artist Emanuel Leutze in 1851. Born in Wurtemberg in 1816, Leutze… View Article


Presidential Speeches on Immigration

May 3, 2017

“I esteem foreigners no better than other people, nor any worse. They are all of the great family of men, and if there is one shackle upon any of them, it would be far better to lift the load from… View Article

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