Immigration legislation

The Alien Orders Act 1920
Required migrant workers to register with the police before seeking work. Those who failed to comply would be punished with deportation.
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Special Restrictions Act (Coloured Alien Seamen Act) 1925
forced coloured seamen to prove their British Citizenship to immigration authorities or face deportation. Assumed that coloured seamen were non-British unless they could prove their status as citizens.
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Commonwealth Immigration Act 1968
Tightened immigration rules. Restricted immigration from the New Commonwealth to 1,500 per year. Left 200,000 Kenyan Asians stateless. Critics saw it as divisive and unfair but opinion polls show that 72+% agreed.
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Race Relations Acts, 1965 and 1968
Outlawed racial discrimination in public places, outlawed incitement to racial hatred, set up a Race Relations Board to investigate allegations of racial discrimination and a Community Relations Commission to promote co-operation b/w races.
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Race Relations Act 1976
Outlawed indirect discrimination - e.g. in employment. Created a new Commission for Racial Equality to police the work against discrimination.
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Card 2

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forced coloured seamen to prove their British Citizenship to immigration authorities or face deportation. Assumed that coloured seamen were non-British unless they could prove their status as citizens.

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Special Restrictions Act (Coloured Alien Seamen Act) 1925

Card 3

Front

Tightened immigration rules. Restricted immigration from the New Commonwealth to 1,500 per year. Left 200,000 Kenyan Asians stateless. Critics saw it as divisive and unfair but opinion polls show that 72+% agreed.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Outlawed racial discrimination in public places, outlawed incitement to racial hatred, set up a Race Relations Board to investigate allegations of racial discrimination and a Community Relations Commission to promote co-operation b/w races.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Outlawed indirect discrimination - e.g. in employment. Created a new Commission for Racial Equality to police the work against discrimination.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5

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