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Acts of Parliament - immigration and naturalisation
The first migration laws in Britain date from 1793 when many refugees were escaping from revolutionary France. This selection of Acts of Parliament covers both immigration and naturalisation legislation over a period of nearly 200 years.
Regulation of Aliens Act 1793
Regulations of Aliens Act 1816
Registration of Aliens Act 1826
Registration of Aliens Act 1836
Naturalisation Act 1844
Naturalisation Act 1847
Naturalisation Act 1870
Aliens Act 1905
Aliens Registration Act 1914
Aliens Restriction Act 1919
British Nationality Act 1948
Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1962
Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1968
The Immigration Act 1971
The Jewish anarchist movement at the beginning of the 20th century in London had its origins in the immigrant community from Eastern Europe. One of its most influential members was Rudolph Rocker who, although he was a gentile from Germany, learned Yiddish and lived in the Jewish community.
Do not feel disappointed if you do not find exactly what you are looking for because these are only examples of what you could find. Feel free to have a go and search the Catalogue for yourself ... this is only the tip of the iceberg!
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