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Truman Vetoes INA (1952)
#OnThisDay in 1952, Congress passed into law (overriding a veto by Truman) the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of 1952, which abolished racial restrictions for immigration and naturalization but kept the national origins quota system established in the Immigration act of 1924
1924 - Coolidge signs Johnson-Reed Act: Prevented immigration from Asia, set quotas on the number of immigrants from the Eastern Hemisphere)
1952 - Truman vetoes (veto overridden by Congress) McCarran-Walter Act: Eliminated Asian exclusion and established a preference system that determined which ethnic groups were desirable immigrants
1965 - Johnson signs Hart-Celler Act: Eliminated policy of limiting immigration based on national origin
Learn more: https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/immigration-act
Johnson-Reed Act: https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/immigration-act
McCarran-Walter Act: https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/immigration-act
Hart-Celler Act: https://history.house.gov/Historical-Highlights/1951-2000/Immigration-and-Nationality-Act-of-1965/
Monday, June 27, 2022
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