Singh v. Minister of Employment and Immigration (1985)

On April 4, 1985, in Singh v. Minister of Employment and Immigration, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that oral hearings were required in every case determining refugee status, leading to a radical restructuring of the immigration process.

Ozawa v. United States (1922)

In this dramatic court case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Japanese were not white and therefore could not be naturalized as U.S. citizens.

Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha (1983)

With its decision in Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated the legislative veto that had enabled the U.S. Congress, in negotiation with the executive branch, to veto certain executive actions.

Henderson v. Mayor of New York (1876)

In the wake of the Immigration Act of 1875, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed previous decisions giving states “police power” over newly arriving immigrants, arguing that it infringed federal power to regulate commerce.