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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 Timeline: 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/
When:
Monday, June 27, 2022
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Event Contact(s):
LWV Texas
5124721100 (p)
Category:
Historical Dates
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