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Immigration Act of 1924 (Coolidge signs)

On May 24, Coolidge signed the Immigration Act of 1924 (also referred to as the Johnson-Reed Act), which implemented a national quota system that limited the number of immigrants allowed into the US, and it excluded immigrants from Asia.


1924 - Coolidge signs Johnson-Reed Act
Prevents immigration from Asia and establishes a quotas system

1952 - Truman vetoes McCarran-Walter Act (veto overridden by Congress)
Eliminates Asian exclusion and establishes a preference system for desirable ethnic groups

1965 - Johnson signs Hart-Celler Act
Eliminates policy of limiting immigration based on national origin

Note: See for a description of immigration laws before 1924


Johnson-Reed Act:

McCarran-Walter Act:

Hart-Celler Act:

Coolidge’s Comments regarding Immigration:

Truman’s Veto Comments:

Johnson’s INA Signing Comments:

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
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