The last vestiges of racial discrimination in immigration were gone from canadian immigration legislation and regulations by the late 1960s this opened canada's doors to many of those who would previously have been rejected as undesirable the first major refugee resettlement program under this new legislation was during the early 1980s. The immigration reform and control act of 1986 (irca) allows immigrants who had entered the us before jan 1, 1982, to apply for legal status but required them to pay fines, fees, and back taxes it also gives the same rights to immigrants who worked in agricultural jobs for 90 days before may 1982.
Most of the acts administered by citizenship and immigration canada have their own accompanying regulations access to the full text of federal acts and regulations is provided by the department of justice canada, which is responsible for maintaining the consolidated statutes of canada. Immigration policy in canada immigration policy is the most explicit part of a government's population policy in a democratic state such as canada, immigration (migrants entering canada) – is the most common form of regulating the population.
Overview of ins historyearly american immigration policiesorigins of the federal immigration serviceorigins of the federal naturalization servicemass immigration and wwiera of restrictionworld w early american immigration policies: congress began to pass immigration legislation. What do immigration rules tell us about canada since 1869, canada has had laws and regulations governing the admission of immigrants immigration legislation has evolved and changed over time, shaped by the shifting social, political and economic climate, as well as dominant beliefs about race, desirability and integration.
Immigration legislation focusing on illegal immigration was considered and passed by the 99th congress, and enacted as the immigration reform and control act (irca) of 1986 pl 99-603 (november 6, 1986 100 stat 3359), consists primarily of amendments of the basic 1952 immigration and nationality act (ina), amended (8 usc 1101 et seq.
Unlike the later 19th century/ early 20th century when organized immigration schemes brought in much of the new immigrants to canada, this period of immigration was demand driven based on the need for infrastructure labour in the burgeoning colonies, filling new rural settlements and poor conditions in some source places, such the highland clearances in scotland and later, the irish potato famine.