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Saturday, December 24, 2022

On this date in 1941, the McCarran-Walter Act codified a racist National Origins quota system established by the Immigration Act of 1924.

  • While this new law reversed policies preventing immigration from Asia, it imposed a 100-visa annual limit for every Asian country and set annual quotas at one-sixth of one percent of each nationalities population in the US at 1920, ensuring almost all available visas went to northern or western Europeans.
  • Denied, Detained, Deported: Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration by Ann Bausum. With painstaking research, an unerring eye for just the right illustration, and her unique narrative style, award-winning author Ann Bausum makes the history of immigration in America come alive for young people.