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Website connecting to today: 2012 Immigration Laws, Bills and Resolutions

Website connecting to today: 2012 Immigration Laws, Bills and Resolutions | Anti-Immigration Laws by AV | Scoop.it
In the first quarter of 2012, 865 bills and resolutions relating to immigrants and refugees were introduced in 45 state legislatures and the District of Columbia.
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Website on topic #1:Immigration Act of 1924 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Immigration Act of 1924, or Johnson–Reed Act, including the National Origins Act, and Asian Exclusion Act (Pub.L. 68-139, 43 Stat. 153, enacted May 26, 1924), was a United States federal law that limited the annual number of immigrants who could be admitted from any country to 2% of the number of people from that country who were already living in the United States in 1890, down from the 3% cap set by the Immigration Restriction Act of 1921, according to the Census of 1890. It superseded the 1921 Emergency Quota Act. The law was aimed at further restricting the Southern and Eastern Europeans, among them Jews who had migrated in large numbers since the 1890s to escape persecution in Poland and Russia, as well as prohibiting the immigration of Middle Easterners, East Asians, and Indians. According to the U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian the purpose of the act was "to preserve the ideal of American homogeneity".[1] Congressional opposition was minimal.

The Immigration Act made permanent the basic limitations on immigration into the United States established in 1921 and modified the National Origins Formula established then. In conjunction with the Immigration Act of 1917, it governed American immigration policy until the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, which revised it completely.

For the next three years, until June 30, 1927, the 1924 Act set the annual quota of any nationality at 2% of the number of foreign-born persons of such nationality resident in the United States in 1890. That revised formula reduced total immigration from 357,803 in 1923–24 to 164,667 in 1924–25. The law's impact varied widely by country. Immigration from Great Britain and Ireland fell 19%, while immigration from Italy fell more than 90%.[2]

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Primary Source #3: Ellis%20Island%20Rejects.pdf

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This is a newspaper from the 1920's, and in it they talk about how over 760,000 immigrants have came in the country in just the last ten years. Paul Lee Ellerbe, formar Chief Naturalization calls the foreigners a "slow poison" since the population is rising from them. 17,142 people were denied citizinship.

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Primary Source #1: An "Un-American Bill": A Congressman Denounces Immigration Quotas

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Website connecting to today: IMMIGRATION BILL PASSES THE SENATE BY VOTE OF 62 TO 6; Ban on Asiatics Is Made Operative When Law Takes Effect -- Other Clauses on July 1.

Website connecting to today: IMMIGRATION BILL PASSES THE SENATE BY VOTE OF 62 TO 6; Ban on Asiatics Is Made Operative When Law Takes Effect -- Other Clauses on July 1. | Anti-Immigration Laws by AV | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, April 18. -- By a final vote of 62 to 6, the Senate tonight passed the new immigration exclusion bill, which would permit the entrance of about 161,000 immigrants a year for the next three years, this being a 2 per cent.
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