Throughout most of this period there were ever tighter controls on immigration.
|Immigration Laws 1905-1925||What did it mean?|
|1905||Aliens Act||Immigrants were allowed entry only if they had enough money to support themselves and a job to go to. Refugees were still allowed entry.|
|1914||Status of Aliens Act||‘Aliens’ (foreigners who had come from another country) had to register with the police and could be deported.|
|1919||Alien Registration (Amendment) Act||Only certain jobs were open to ‘aliens.’|
|1925||Coloured Alien Seamen Order||This established a ‘colour bar’ on merchant shipping jobs.|